When a quick guess is needed to count something, rounding can make math faster and fun! Read about two friends who are helping at a school fair. They learn that measuring, adding, and subtracting is easier if the numbers are rounded to whole numbers first. The children figure out ways to use rounding to estimate the amount of money raised at the fair, too!
Through real-life situations, children will be introduced to the vocabulary of math words and symbols. Fundamental vocabulary such as "greater than" and "less than," and the meaning of symbols such as +, /, =, are all explained with engaging photographs and easy-to-understand text.
Simple text and colorful photos make learning important concepts easy. Familiar two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and their properties from home and school are used to introduce children to symmetry and asymmetry, lines of symmetry, and congruence.
Grace and Ethan are going to the fair with their Aunt Sarah. Lines and angles are everywhere they look. Young readers will love to follow along with them and learn what lines and angles are.
Sofia makes a special birthday card for her Grandma by sliding, flipping, and turning shapes. Using the same simple steps, young children will learn about transformations as well as concepts such as diagonal, horizontal, and vertical.
A grocery store is filled with much more than food. The aisles and shelves hold plenty of fun, too. As Justin helps his mother shop, he explores the variety of 3-D shapes all around him. As Justin can show you, there are always plenty of shapes to see!
What is area? It is a measure of space or of a place! The kids in Mrs. Jacksons class are learning all about area, and you can, too. See why area is important, what it is used for, and how to measure area in meaningful ways. Soon you will be measuring area in your own everyday experiences.