Math on the go!

June 21, 2010 at 6:34 AM Leave a comment

by: Jennifer Perez

One of the wonderful things about being a teacher AND mom is that I’m constantly trying to find ways to incorporate learning  within everyday tasks!  The following  Math activity can easily be incorporated on a daily basis and can be enjoyed by children in grades K-6!


Prior to planning the day’s errands, decide on a few ways in which Math can be practiced in the car.  Using your child’s interests can be a HUGE motivator for them.  For example, if your child really loves the color blue, have them count how many blue cars they see in a minute!

Other ideas/suggestions:

  1. Count how many seconds it takes to get into the car and buckle your seat belt.
  2. Depending on age/grade, help your child count how many seconds a yellow lights lasts.
  3. If you have to go to the library, count how many books are being returned.
  4. Count how many dogs are being walked.
  5. Ask your child to keep track of how many traffic lights are passed.
  6. How many of their favorite stores have you passed along the way?

The possibilities are endless here and I hope this is a great start!!

As always,  Happy Learning!


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