Ways to make Math a Big Deal at home:

  • Show interest in your child's math education.
  • Have a positive attitude toward math.
  • While shopping with your child, ask them what would the cost be of two or three items, what would 50% off be?
  • Where did you see math in your real world today?
  • Talk about how math is used in careers. See math around you in everyday life. ie: Count money in your wallet, measure and estimate at the store, see geometry/shapes in our world, while at the restaurant, figure tax, tip and total bill, etc...
  • Read books about math, you can find them in the 510 -520 children's nonfiction section of the library.
  • Cook with your child, follow a recipe.
  • Do puzzles together.
  • Build with legos, magformers or blocks.
  • Practice math facts daily for 10 minutes. Count the multiples while riding in the car. ie: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15,.... Or 5, 10, 15, 20, 25...
  • Measure and cook at home (go to your pantry or refrigerator and look at weights and volume of items in metric and standard form).
  • Do puzzles at home.
  • Play math games.
  • "Math a Big Deal" game cards.

Parents are a child's
most important teacher

  • Be positive about mathematics!
  • Show interest in your child's assignments.
  • Talk about what they did in math class.
  • Discuss the importance of mathematics in their daily lives, pointing out how people use mathematics in their daily life.
  • Familiarize yourself with books, games, websites and programs that encourage mathematics learning.
  • Encourage your child to check out math books at the library in the 500 non-fiction section of the library.
  • Have a positive attitude toward math!