summaryWho says reading and math dont mix?
- The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers
- Minimal, Multiple
- Meal, Play
Who says reading and math dont mix? Children can write out word problems for one another to solve based on the prices of the food. Ask children to select a canned or boxed food item. Remove product labels that have the prices still attached. Write out a word problem involving some of the items for your child to solve. For example: I bought one big box of raisins for 79. I also bought a package of snack-size boxes for $1.29. How much money did I spend altogether on raisins? A more advanced mathematician may be able to handle problems involving several different operations. For example: Last week I bought oranges at two pounds for a dollar. This week they are three pounds for a dollar. I paid $2.50 this week. How many pounds of oranges did I buy? How much would the same amount have cost last week?