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# Mathematics Discussions In The Home

Author: Pencil Case  Date: 04 March 2017

Discussing maths in the home is a great way for kids to learn.

## Discussion Topics

• Quantity
• Sorting
• Measurement
• Measurement Conversions
• Time and Dates
• Financial, Budgeting, Saving
• Mental Maths
• Shapes
• Patterns
• Decimals
• Fractions
• Percentages
• Large Numbers
• Small Numbers
• Algebra
• Probability
• Statistics
• Operations
Quantity
When talking to your family consider bringing up the following quantity topics:
• How many seconds are there in a minute?
• How many minutes are there in an hour?
• How many hours are there in a day?
• How many days are there in a week?
• How many days are there in a month?
• How many days are there in a year?
• How many weeks are there in a month?
• How many weeks are there in a year?
• How many years are there in a decade?
• How many years are there in a century?
• How many years are there in a millennia?
• How many people are there in your city?
• How many people are there in your country?
• How many people are there on the Earth?
• How many people pieces of furniture do we have in the house?
• How many toys do you have?
• How many days have you been alive?
• How many students in your class?
• How many students in your school?
Sorting
When talking to your family consider bringing up the following sorting topics:
• What is the smallest and the biggest item in the kitchen?
• What food do we eat the least of and what food do we eat the most of in this house?
• Order the people in this family from youngest to oldest
• Order the people in this family from shortest to tallest
• Order the people in this family from lightest to heaviest
• What toy do you play with the least of what toy do you play with the most?
Measurement
When talking to your family consider bringing up the following measurement topics:
• How tall are you in centimetres and metres?
• How much do you weigh in grams and kilograms?
• How many square metres is our house?
• How many square metres is our block of land?
• How far is it from our house to our capital city?
• What is the volume of our pool?
• What is the angle of our roof?
• How hot was it today?
• What temperature does water freeze at?
• What temperature does water boil at?
• How much does our car weigh?
• How much does a litre of water weigh?
Measurement Conversions

When talking to your family consider bringing up the following conversion topics:

• If I purchase 750g of bananas at \$5/kg, how do I work our the cost of the bananas?
• How long is the kitchen table in mm, cm and m?
• How tall is everyone in mm, cm and m?
• How much does a new baby weigh in mg, g and kg?
• How much does dinner weigh in mg, g and kg?
• How much does everyone weigh in mg, g and kg?
• How long were we in school/work today in s, m and h?
• How much liquid is in our drinks in mL and L?
• How much water is in our bath/pool in mL, L and kL?
• How many square metres is our block of land in m2 and ha?
Time and Dates

When talking to your family consider bringing up the following time and date topics:

• What time, date and year was everyone born?
• How long was everyone at school/work today?
• How long until everyone's next birthday?
• When is the next leap year?
• How many days in each month and how do you remember?
• Who is the oldest person ever to live?
• What is average life expectancy for men and women?
• How long is an average work week?
• How many weeks of holidays do students/workers get each year?
Financial, Budgeting, Saving

When talking to your family consider bringing up the following financial, budgeting, saving topics:

• What is income and how much does everyone earn?
• What are expenses and what expenses does the house have?
• What are the best ways to save money?
• What is a budget and does the house have one?
• What would everyone like to save for?
• What is social security and how much and under what circumstances can people receive it?
• What is superannuation, how much do people in the house have and what is its purpose?
• What is interest and how much is it on the family credit card or home loan?
• What investments does the house have?