Philips Sonicare
 
|

Secret Mathematical Formulas

Required:

  • Pen and paper

Here's a game where your child knows all the answers. But does he or she know the questions?

Think of a mathematical formula that reflects the type of problems your child is studying in school (for a younger child, you might choose a simple addition or subtraction problem; older kids might be challenged by using other arithmetic computations). Give your child the answer (say, "5"), then see whether he or she knows how you arrived at it.

Younger children might guess that your formula is "4 + 1," "5 + 0," or "8 - 3." Encourage older kids to use division or multiplication, or even percentages to come up with potential candidates.

Once your child guesses the correct formula, turn the tables—your child gives you the answer, and you try to figure out how he or she arrived at it. You'll undoubtedly want to keep plenty of scrap paper hand when it's your turn to guess!

|

From 365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child Copyright © 2007, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, and F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

To order this book go to amazon.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Need some fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs with the kids? Look no further for colorful and cool designs!

7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence
American children are exposed to violence more often than you might think. Learn how to limit your child's exposure to violence and manage the mental health and behavioral effects it can cause.