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Part I: Mathematics Everyday and Everywhere
Part II: Mathematics Content for Young Children

Taking Advantage of Everyday Activities to Practice Math Every Day

Author: Eileen Fernández
Journal: Teaching Children Mathematics
Publication Date: October 2008
In “Taking Advantage of Everyday Activities to Practice Math Every Day,” Fernandez (2008) encourages parents of young children to see the mathematics in everyday routines. She provides specific examples that can be shared with parents and caregivers. Noticing the page numbers on the side of a page promotes patterns and skip counting by twos, and counting fingers and toes provides a context for counting by fives. Other opportunities for mathematics occur through calendar activities, weather watching, and lunch money. Reading the article will help teachers generate many more ideas that they can share with parents.

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