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

  1. Determine the steps expected for your routine
    a) Examples may include: Pajamas, brushing teeth, shower, etc.
  1. Start the timer when steps begin
  2. Your child can stop the timer when all the steps are completed
  3. 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

Math Jar

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!