*Practicing
Math at Home*

***Parents: don't be overwhelmed! Try to practice one or two of these areas each evening. A lot of math can be covered in 10 minutes! You'll find your child's strengths and weaknesses quickly. Then you'll know what to practice more and what will give them a confidence boost.

1.
**Counting**
- By the end of second grade we count by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100.

2.
**Practice math facts**- Start with addition and
subtraction. We will move to
multiplication and division later in the year.

· Flashcards – purchase or make cards with numbers with numbers 0-10 on them (or use playing cards). Practice each family 0-9 (Example: Say, “Add 5”. Flash each number card. OR Say “Subtract from 10”. Flash each card.

· Play dominoes. Before laying a domino, you must tell the sum or difference of the numbers.

· Visit websites listed below.

3. **
Time** - have your child practice reading an analog clock.
A practice clock can be made from a paper plate. Ask questions like: "What
time was it one hour ago?" or "How many hours are in a day?"

4.
**Money ** - have your child count piles of spare
change. It's also good to practice writing the amounts 2 ways...use a cent
sign...use a dollar sign and a decimal.

5. **Measurement**
- have your child use a ruler or yardstick to measure items around the house.
Good questions are: "How many inches in one foot? 2 feet?" or
"How many feet are in one yard?"

Math Practice Sites

A. Math Fact Practice | www.wildmath.com |

B. Games, Flashcards, Worksheets | http://www.aplusmath.com/ |

C. Lots of Games (not all are learning games) | http://funschool.kaboose.com/index.html |

D. Create Your Own Worksheets | http://www.mathfactcafe.com/ |

E. Money | http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/ |