When You Need Your Numbers
Martin isn't sure math is so important. He can't think of when he ever uses it. When Momma challenges him to count how many times he uses numbers in his day, however, he is not only surprised but grateful for all that math offers him.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Crafts: Painted Stone Dominoes
Dominoes make a fun math game for all to enjoy — with painted stones, older children can match up the dots, while younger kids can match up just the colors.
Sparkle Kitchen: 1,2,3 Cupcakes
One of my favorite places to use math with kids is in the kitchen. “Bring me two eggs, please.” Boom—we're counting! “I need ½ a cup of sugar.” Yay—fractions! “Pizza dough is two parts flour to one part liquid.” Ratios, galore!
Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Measuring
Make a model of your room just like Martin does by using a measuring tape, some cardboard and some tape. Download this printable project page to help you get started!