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Day 109: Math Walk for Mental & Physical Fitness

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for UniversalPreschool.com.

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ Fun Walks for Mental & Physical Fitness ~

Take a Math Walk

Look for examples of math as you walk. Look for numbers and geometric shapes.

You’ll find numbers on houses, painted on curbs, on mail boxes, on license plates, on signs with phone numbers, on dates printed on newspapers, on manholes and water meter covers, etc.

Look for different geometrical shapes as you walk. Stop signs are octagons, street signs and window frames are rectangles or squares, and sometimes you’ll see arches.  Wheels on cars are circles and yield signs are triangles.  Look for diamond shapes in some window panes, or decorative accents that include star shapes or trapezoids.

Look for symmetrical patterns where one side looks like the other. For example, you’ll see symmetry in leaves and flowers, as well as man-made structures such as houses.

It’s okay if your child doesn’t know the name of the number or the shape, just have them point it out and tell them the name. It helps develop their sight recognition of numbers and shapes, improves their vocabulary as you use the correct terminology for various shapes, and it helps them to see that math is everywhere in their environment.

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