Math at Home – Simple everyday activities to try!

Math in our daily lives

Children are naturally curious and inquisitive. When children understand the importance of Math at an early age,  it makes it easier for them to enjoy it and grow to love the subject.

When will I ever use Math at home?

All the time! Recognising numbers, timetabling, getting the correct change, even telling the time…Math is every where! 

Incorporate learning into a child’s daily life at an early age. Learning should not be confined to just the classrooms! Here are some suggestions.

Activities for your 3 to 4 year old

Once your child has learnt to recognise numbers, play number games to include counting and simple math.
Practice counting in ascending and descending order. You can do so while walking up stairs, counting vehicles or even whilst playing at the playground
– Addition and subtraction can be included in daily activities such as buying groceries or counting their toys 

Activities for your 4 to 6 year old

When counting is a breeze, challenge your child to add math into every journey.
Add up the numerals of bus numbers or license plates when travelling. It’s a great way to pass time, get some friendly competition and practice mental math.
– Practice telling the time by getting your child an analog watch and creating a timetable to follow

Activities for your 6 to 8 year old

– Being able to effectively handle money is a vital life skill. Get your child familiar with the concept of money, dollars and cents, and even getting the correct change. You can even incorporate budgeting by giving a weekly allowance for him or her to manage.
– Involve your child in baking to reinforce fractions and units of measurement

Looking for more activities to continue learning at home? Check out the online lessons we offer  – TEA @ Home.

Here at  The  Eton Academy, we are committed to working hand in hand with you to provide the best learning experience for your child by allowing them to thoroughly explore their capabilities through self-discovery. 

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