# Monthly Archives: March 2020

## Triple Digit Dare

Use a standard deck of playing cards with the 10s, Jacks, Queens, and Kings removed. Aces count as 1. Note: I recently played with Queens as zeros, and Maggie keeps the Jokers in as Wild cards that can be used for … Continue reading

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## Let’s go shopping

Make some price tags and mark things around the house.  For parents, it might be interesting for your student to make the price tags and see if they have a sense of what things cost. Let’s build some financial sense…. … Continue reading

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## Fitness Friday

Feels like spring is in the air, how about getting outside?  You could set up an obstacle course or fitness track with different stations (jumping jacks, sit ups, squats, planks, …) At each station, set up goals (time for 1 … Continue reading

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## Nifty 50

The object is to come up with a math equation that has a sum or difference closest to the number 50.  Remove the face cards and 10’s from the deck (or use UNO cards).  Deal all the cards between all … Continue reading

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## Computation Competition

Grab some cards, dice, or write some digits on a piece of paper and make your own cards. Your goal is to make the largest sum using the digits only once.  Play as a game and the person who makes … Continue reading

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## Math Scavenger Hunt

Using old magazines or newspapers, make a collage of the math items you find. Bar Graph Line Graph Polygons (name them) A number written out in word form Clock Date Fraction A price that include dollars and cents. Decimal Parallel … Continue reading

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## Baking or Cooking Challenge

Find a favorite recipe.  I know when my son is around, I always need to double the Energy Cookies/No Bake Cookies recipe.  What if you needed to double the recipe?  Your challenge is to rewrite the recipe to create twice … Continue reading

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## Geometry Quest

Make a graph showing the results of your Geometry Quest. Grade 2:  How many different circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagon, trapezoid are in a room of your home? Can you make a picture graph and to show what you found?   … Continue reading