Q:

Do you have more math activities that I can do with my children this summer? - More Math

A:

Adults use math at home every day and need to point this out to their children. Let them see you balancing the checkbook, paying bills or determining how much paint is needed to cover the walls in a room. In the kitchen, let children do the measuring for recipes so they will see the difference between a 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon or cup. Younger children can pour liquids from one container to another to learn about cups, pints, quarts and gallons. And children in elementary school and middle school should be turned loose with rulers, yardsticks and tape measures to measure all types of things around the house, from the height of every family member to the size of the TV screen.