In Supporting your Child

Age Range: F-2

Author: Cassandra Lowry


Many common household objects and activities can be used to help young children develop their knowledge of early maths concepts.

In the kitchen, children can use cups and other containers to help measure different amounts, they can be given directions to help set the table and can use timers to check how long it takes to prepare food.

In the bathroom, children can compare the size of different containers, they can fill containers with water to check their capacity and can test which objects float or sink.

In the rest of the house, children can use objects to construct the tallest tower or strongest bridge, they can sort objects into different categories and can count the number of steps or calculate the distance between locations.

More information about maths investigations that can be done around the house can be found in the document below.

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