Ideas for at home!
Five Handy Websites on Graphing are:
Kids' Zone allows students to create graphs. Students can choose the type of graph and whether it's horizontal or vertical. They can label the x and y axis, title the graph and adjust values. Students can save and print their graphs. http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph
Mental Math Grapher allows students to create graphs. This site is more simplistic. Students can label the x axis and title. They can adjust values and print their finished graph. www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/grapher.html
PBS Kids Go! Cyberchase has games, lessons, activities and t.v. shows. The Raising the Bar section has an episode that explains why the scale of a graph affects how the graph is interpreted. It also has a graphing game and material that can be printed. http://www.pbs.org/parents/cyberchase/episodes/
Figure This! is a math challenge websites for families. It has a few problems regarding collecting data and graphs. It also has many more challenges in different areas of math. http://www.figurethis.org/challenges/math_index.htm
More Home Activities;
Multiplication and Division Array building: Take out 48 pieces of cereal (cheerios) Make an array for the following problems. 6 x __= 48 12 x __= 48 __ x 4= 48 48 % __= 8 48%___= 4
Make your own array and show the whole fact family!
Geometric Shapes Scavenger Hunt: Find some things around your house that are the following shapes:
Triangle, pentagon, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid, parallelogram, octagon, cube, cylinder, cone, rectangular prism, sphere.
Weekly Temperature Log
Greater than, Less than Place Value Practice
Telling time by the hour, half hour and quarter hour. Elapsed time—Time gone by
Skip counting by 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12 This is repeated addition and multiplication. Bounce a ball, a bean bag or jump rope while you practice.
Missing numbers/ scale balance activities
Measurement: Measure things around your house by: ½ inches, inches, feet, yards, centimeters, meters
Cook up your favorite recipe together—Use measuring cups to compare the fractions 1 cup, ½ cup, 1/3 cup. ¼ cup, 1/8 cup—what would
Use shopping time to work on your child’s rounding skills: The price of a gallon of milk for example: $3.63 rounds to the nears 100 $4.oo Use the receipt to round when you get home.
Cooking! Helps with so many areas. Reading the recipe. Measuring ingredients. With cutting you can teach about fractions. Weighing ingredients. Baking is a science! You can talk about the chemical reactions that occur and what the effect of certain ingredients is on a recipe.
Building with blocks or legos. To figure out perimeter and area or building an array
Doing puzzles for geometry!
Reading Fabulous books like the ones by Greg Tang (like Math for All Seasons) where the pictures are engaging and math becomes more like a game. Gregory Tang's book The Best of Times: Math Strategies that Multiply.]
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