Magnificent Math

How useful is math in everyday life?

Check out these examples!

Real World Connections to Math:

- When you are out at the store - look for 2d/3d shapes - an orange is a sphere

-Count your steps from the car to the store

-Count your steps from point A to point B

-Estimate how many steps it will take from Point A to Point B.

-Find numbers in everything around you (phone, remote, clocks)

-Count the plates on the table/silverware/cups - what has more?  What has fewer?

-Find patterns arond your home (on tiles, on rugs, on blankets, etc.)

-Sort items - clothing when you are folding laundry, silverware (how it is stored in the

drawer), dishes, etc.

-Divide up a treat with everyone in your family.  Give someone more than the others.

Discuss.   How many more do I have?

-Measurement - look at recipes when you bake something.  Timer - How many minutes

does it take to bake?

-Build something with Legos - how many Legos did you use?  Did you use more/less Legos   than me?

Math Vocabulary:

2 dimensional shapes (2d- flat)

circle

square

rectangle

oval

triangle

trapezoid

hexagon

diamond (rhombus)

3 dimensional shapes (3d- pop out at you - solid shapes)

cube

sphere

cylinder

cone

rectangular prism

triangular prism

pyramid

pattern

count

numbers (0-100)

part + part = whole

subtract

difference (answer to a subtraction problem)

more than

fewer than

less than

equal

shorter

longer

weight - heavy / light

size