**Have your child:**

- add up digits of the house numbers as they drive by
- add up the digits in your home phone number
- count to 100 by ones, fives and tens
- count objects like windows, doors, etc…
- make cleaning up fun! Estimate how many toys, books, stuffed animals, etc. are on the floor. Count each item as it is put away to see how close the estimate is to the actual number of items.
- practice skip counting by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 10’s and 20’s
- while in the car, practice mental math. (Ex: 2 X 2 –1 =)
- play card games – Turn over two cards at a time and figure out the sum, the difference and the product of the two numbers turned over. (You can remove the face cards first or use them as 11, 12, and 13; Aces are equal to 1)
- round prices in a toy catalogue to the nearest dollar. Let your child cut and paste pictures of purchases on paper and total what he/she has spent using the rounded prices.
- practice math facts in the car. Talk about number families. Ex: 3+4=7, 4+3=7, 7-4=3, 7-3=4
- have your child keep track of how much time he/she spends watching TV vs. how much time he/she spends doing homework for one week. At the end of the week, make a graph comparing the results.
- choose a number of the day. Have each family member try to come up with a creative way to make that number.
*For example, the number is 11: 1+3+7=11, 100-(3X25)-14=11, etc.*

- make up a food list that will feed the family for a week while remaining within a specific budget. If the total is too large, discuss which items can be eliminated.