Maths is all around us. Look for opportunities to talk about maths as a family and share maths stories and games.
Household activities and chores have built-in maths opportunities.
Have your child help set and clear the table. They can count, multiply, subtract and divide items based on their age.
Folding and sorting washing/laundry provides an opportunity to sort and catergorise.
Menu and meal planning is a great time to talk about the cost of items and estimation.
Cooking together is an opportunity to read, follow directions, and practise fractions. Double or half a recipe and estimate how much they need to make to feed the family.
When driving/waking talk about how far you are going, how much time it will take to get there, count things, skip count, or ask silly questions like “Would it take longer for us, a giraffe or a cheetah to get there?”
Play card, dice, or board games.
Create a hunt for various shapes.
Use household objects to create maths puzzles.
Work on a puzzle together.
Weigh, measure, compare prices, and more.
Challenge each other by creating story problems and sharing how you would solve them.
Tell maths stories and include things your child is interested in.