HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH MATHEMATICS - PRINCIPLES & ACTIVITIES
#4 Maths Principle – Talk
Encourage your son or daughter to talk. Talking about mathematics is an effective way of learning and the family is one of the best places to talk, especially when a mathematical situation arises naturally.
#4 Suggested Activities – Capacity
Children learn to compare containers by their capacities. Sometimes children think that a tall skinny glass holds more than a short fat one. Playing with containers and water helps. Children can use water or rice to compare the capacity of containers.
To support their learning, you can:
- Talk about the size of containers, of items such as washing detergent or milk in everyday conversations.
- Describe objects in terms of their capacity such as, “Can you get the 2 litre bottle of milk from the fridge”.
Have Fun with Mathematics