The HPs’ Weekly Math Thing #1

A few people have been asking how to do that, how to make it a normal part of your day. We aren’t experts, and I am definitely not a Math genius, but we’re happy to share what has worked for us. Starting this week, I will try my best to post at least one Math-at-Home-Math-in-Real-Life thing that has worked for us. And here is tip#1:

Mathematize Your Home: Board Games

    One of the sneaky ways we use to work in some Math skills into our regular, non-formal-studying lives is play board games. The girls love board games. We started with the beginner ones like Snakes and Ladders and Candyland, to Richard Scarry games to the girls’ current favorite, Monopoly.   Aside from the […]

Mathematize Your Home: Jellybeans—[Math] Tricks for Treats

In the HP household (that’s ours), we usually ration out desserts, treats, and other sweets. We once received a huge jar of jellybeans as a gift—and it lasted for months! After a proper meal, the kids would get, at most, only 10 jellybeans. Since our jar had 49 flavors and then some, each bean had […]

Mathemize Your Home: Teaching Shapes and Colors (Part 1 of a Series)

    Parents worry about their kids’ reading skills, but I rarely hear them worry about number skills (I admit to that). But our children’s success is as dependent on numeracy as it is on literacy. Numeracy, which involves our ability to make sense of numbers, time, and patterns, to think logically, and to create […]