Operations: Understanding Numbers

Volume 6
February 2013
Web Resources:
Math and Logic Puzzles
Number Sense and Numbers
the Ontario Educational
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ELO1411070, ELO
Operations: Understanding Numbers
Numbers are used to describe quantities, to
count, and to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide. Understanding numbers and knowing
how to combine them to solve problems helps
us in all areas of math.
Family Math Activities K-2
 Ask your child to help you solve everyday number problems. "We need six tomatoes to make our
sauce for dinner, and we have only two. How many more do we need to buy?" "You have two pillows in your
room and your sister has two pillows in her room. How many pillowcases do I need to wash?" "Two guests
are coming to eat dinner with us. How many plates will we need?"
 Practice "skip counting". Together, count by 2's and 5's. Ask your child how far he or she can count by
10's. Roll two dice, one to determine a starting number and the other to determine the counting interval
(e.g., counting by 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, etc…). Ask your child to try counting backwards from 10, 20, or even 100.
 Make up games using dice and playing cards. Try rolling dice and adding the numbers that come up.
Add up the totals until you reach a target number, like
50. Play the game backwards to practice subtraction.
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