Published at Friday, 10 May 2019. math worksheet. By Adrianna Giraud.
Read-aloud a picture book with repetitive text. Pause to let child fill in the blank and continue the pattern. Make patterns with snack foods (e.g. pretzels, raisins, Cheerios) or candy (e.g. Skittles or M&M’s). Go on a scavenger hunt looking for patterns in nature (e.g. circular patterns in flowers, rings on tree trunks, or patterns on insects such as ladybugs or butterfly wings).
The ability to compare and guess the size or amount of objects, and demonstrate the meaning of words like more or less, bigger or smaller. Bake simple cookies or brownies with child (also incorporates time measurement skills). Bonus: make into different shapes. (numbers, shapes, or images that repeat in a logical way) — The ability to predict and understand what comes next, make logical connections, and develop reasoning skills.
Taken together, these two ideas — that math is important and that success in math is rare — are a perfect way to make kids anxious about math. And we know that once kids are feeling worried about something, learning it becomes harder.
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