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?
2 dimensional shapes (2d- flat)
3 dimensional shapes (3d- pop out at you - solid shapes)
sum (answer to an addition problem)
part + part = whole
difference (answer to a subtraction problem)
weight - heavy / light