ERIC Number: ED327395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Pizzas, Pennies and Pumpkin Seeds: Mathematical Activities for Parents and Children.
Apelman, Maja; King, Julie
Children have many natural opportunities to learn about the basic aspects of quantity. This booklet is addressed to parents who want to support their children's mathematical growth. The activities presented suggest many ways in which parents and children can use mathematics in their environment. The activities are organized around common activities like shopping, gardening, or riding in the family car. Each chapter covers many mathematical concepts. Chapters are: (1) "Family History"; (2) "Personal Statistics"; (3) "Kitchen"; (4) "Laundry"; (5) "Water"; (6) "Gardening"; (7) "Telephone"; (8) "Grocery Shopping"; (9) "Post Office"; (10) "Restaurants"; (11) "Cars--Travel"; (12) "Money Management"; (13) "Hobbies"; (14) "Weather"; and (15) "Time." Also included are notes on mathematical concepts, and computation examples. Appendices include lists of books on mathematics, games and gifts, resources, a formula for use in finding the day of the week, palindromes, and discussions of intuitive geometry for preschoolers. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
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