# Mathematics Discussions In The Home

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 m
^{2}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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