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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
    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?

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