Mathematics at Home: Practical Activities for Parents and by John M. Davis

By John M. Davis

How can lecturers support mom and dad to become involved with their kid's studying?
Maths at house is choked with actions designed to slot in with the foremost level 2 Numeracy subject matters. academics can photocopy the precise sheet and ship it domestic for fogeys and youngsters to paintings on jointly.
Each task has a suite of explanatory notes for lecturers and a photocopiable worksheet. directions to oldsters are in actual fact awarded, with assets indexed. The actions are useful and stress-free, overlaying daily mathematical initiatives, reminiscent of calculating procuring accounts, estimating amounts and searching at timetables. little ones also are inspired to use their mathematical talents and realizing to those functional initiatives, for instance by way of changing cooking time info right into a graph.
John Davis units out to strengthen kid's enthusiasm for maths and to accumulate mom and dad' self belief in aiding their little ones in what can frequently be a frightening region of the curriculum. an entire word list of phrases used is integrated on the finish of the ebook to supply additional info for folks in the event that they have to supply any longer explanation.

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You will have to decide based on the times you are given. Once the graph has been made, labelled and given a title, interrogate it to find out what information it shows. For example, which item takes the longest to cook? Which takes the shortest? Compare the times taken by the different items. What to talk about: Discuss your favourite foods and how they are cooked. Talk about nutrition and a balanced diet and why it is important, especially for growing children. Find out the meaning of key food words such as 'protein', 'vitamin' and 'carbohydrate'.

Your child will be able to practise estimation, work with several kinds of measuring device and learn to write the same length measurements in a number of different ways. They will need to use a 30cm ruler, a metre stick or strip and a measuring tape that can be used for longer distances than these. What to do: You are going to carry out some measurement tasks at home using a 30cm ruler, a metre stick or strip and a measuring tape. g. a book for the ruler, a shelf for the metre tape and the height of a door for the longer tape measure.

You will need a piece of stiff paper or thin card about A4 size. Fold the paper or card in the way shown in Figure 2. Figure 2 Look around carefully at home, inside and outside, and try to spot as many different right angles as possible. Right angles are equal to 90 degrees and some examples are shown in Figure 1. List, on the back of the worksheet, all the examples of right angles you can see. What to talk about: Talk about the variety of right angles you have found. How many different ways have they been used?

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