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Math and Science?

How did you get get your child interested in math and science early?


Asked by bseastrand at 2:02 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Both are just a part of life. Teach them to calculate the change when they buy something or give them a 1/4 measuring cup and ask them to help you scoop out 1 cup of flour or cereal while cooking (and count out the fractions). Money is a GREAT tool to teach math - 20% off! 5% interest earned! Go to the park to see gravity and centripetal force at work. While you are there test out these theories by dropping a big and small ball from the top of the jungle gym and see which one falls faster (hint: they fall the same). Talk about why. Encourage experimentation! Test the "theory" that microwave ovens heat the water in foods by microwaving a dry and wet cracker to see which gets hotter. Try different variables: crackers, time, etc. Explain what water is made of. Encourage interest in puzzles. Math is just big numbers game (all the way up to calculus), and when you think of it that way, it's fun!

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 7:16 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • take them to local planetarium for science...math i have no idea good luck

    Answer by chanelsparkels at 2:04 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • science relates to all those WHY's -- science is just the way the world works... understanding that... with math talk about counting everyday objects.... measuring stuff is fun. like the scale at the grocery store. those things my ds is interested in.. he just doesnt care for language or reading...

    Answer by AmaliaD at 2:15 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • For math we carried around a tape measure and a note book and measrured any and everything he wanted to. From parking bumps, to grocery carts, to our mail box, and then we would look at what was the largest and what was the smallest thing each week. This got him into numbers and writing. When he got bigger we would add two things together and see how big they would be.

    Answer by dmbutler at 2:18 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • with math you can use food candy marbles blocks you can sing a song to them thats what i do lol... my daughter can say 1 2 3 she is just now 2 so i duno lol....
    it goes 1 2 buckel my shoe 3 4 shut the door 5 6 pick up sticks 7 8 lay them straight 9 10 the big fat hen and the you tickel them.. then you do it again putting your fingers up as you say the numbers

    Answer by lacyjay1987 at 2:20 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • all my kids love working with numbers and cooking is like science add little of this

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 2:26 PM on Dec. 15, 2010