People use math skills every day for all kinds of tasks, therefore it's important for your child to feel comfortable with some basic math concepts. You can achieve this by incorporating math into their everyday routine. If they need some math help, you can also enroll them in a tutoring program. To get started, try some of these ideas. 

3 Ways Your Child Can Practice Math Every Day

1. Shopping

The next time you need to take a trip to the grocery store, ask your child if they'd like to help. Explain how math is used in the process, such as when produce is weighed to determine the cost or how to subtract each item's price from the total budget to see what's left to spend. Shopping is also a good time to learn about estimation when it comes to pricing of items. For students in upper elementary and middle school, you can talk to them about unit price and percentages and have them calculate the final cost of an item that's on sale.

2. Crafting

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If you're looking for a way to provide math help and keep your child entertained during an afternoon at home, opt for some arts and crafts. You can easily combine numbers with creativity by making collages. Ask them to cut out scraps of paper at 90-degree angles to ensure all the cutouts fit on the canvas. You can talk about different shapes and discuss perimeter and area of simple shapes like squares, rectangles, triangles. You can enlist your child's help to determine the height and width of the canvas and find a suitable frame.  

3. Baking & Cooking

Baking and cooking are two of the most engaging activities where you can use math with your kids. This is a good time to talk about fractions, ratios and proportions. You can show your kids, how 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of milk is the same as 3/4 cups of milk. You can have them use ratios and proportions to modify the recipe if you are cooking for more or fewer people than the recipe calls for. You can use scales to talk about different units of measurements such as ounces and grams.  

If you want to give your child some extra math help, call the professionals at Mathnasium for assistance. These knowledgeable tutors are proud to offer children of all ages throughout Smyrna and Mableton, GA, customized lesson plans designed to ensure academic success. Call (770) 436-4949 or visit them online to learn more about their services.