- Help your child to find objects in the home in groups of 2, 3, 4, or 5.
- Have your child highlight numbers that he/she finds in a newspaper.
- Get your child involved in baking, as this involves measuring out ingredients.
- If you tell your child that they need to leave for school in a half hour, help them to see where the hour and minute hand will be at that time.
- Allow your child to exchange money with the cashier while shopping, as well as to receive and count out change.
- When you are grocery shopping with your child, have your child estimate how many grocery bags will be needed to hold all of the items.
- Give your child a group of 3-6 numbers. Have him/her try to order the numbers in such a way as to create the largest possible number.
- Have your chld help you double or triple measurements in a recipe, as well as cut a recipe in half.
- Get your child involved in measuring the space available for new furniture in the house.
- When you are traveling somewhere, tell your child how long the trip will take. Have your child figure out approximately what time you will arrive at your destination.
- Help your child practice estimating how much an item would cost at a certain 'percentage off'.
- When at a restaurant, guide your child in estimating the cost of the bill by adding together everyone's meal prices.
- When at the store, have your child help you compare the prices of different brands of food.