Do you have a bedtime routine in your home during the summer? Get creative with incorporating math into an existing routine or as a way of creating one that is fun. We can’t make any promises about getting kids to actually ‘go to bed.’
Timing the routine
- Determine the steps expected for your routine
a) Examples may include: Pajamas, brushing teeth, shower, etc.
- Start the timer when steps begin
- Your child can stop the timer when all the steps are completed
- Keep track of the minutes it takes and make a graph of the results each week or month
Extension: Use the clock instead of a timer have your child determine elapsed time.
Practice Passing Time with this Mathletics Printable!
Math Bedtime Story
No matter where your child is on their math journey, you can find a children’s book to go along with the theme. Here are a few of our favorites.
Mission Addition- Loreen Leedy
Fraction Action- Loreen Leedy
Game Time- Stuart Murphy
The Grapes of Math- Greg Tang
This a great one for any age and level!
When your child is doing their homework and they have trouble with a question in math, write it down on a small piece of paper and put it in the jar. You can also choose questions that were marked wrong on recent assignments, texts, etc.
Try to put 5 in at the start. Each night, have them pick out one question from the jar and complete it. This is a great way to spiral back to previous skills and practice difficult problems multiple times.
Now it’s time to count sheep and rest up for another day full of learning tomorrow!