Daily in March and April
11:15 am and 2:15 pm
Children are natural mathematicians. They eagerly embrace math as they sort, count, measure, compare, match and problem solve in their everyday play. And that free-form fun translates into an early grasp of math concepts that builds lifelong math success!
Throughout March and April, we're doing up math BIG—and small. Join us every day for different math activities calculated to inspire a love of math in every child. Here are some highlights:
The same seven shapes can form a square, a cat or a sailboat. Solve a puzzle or create your own picture.
Skill Sets: Geometry, spatial thinking
Turn a simple greeting card into a box with a lid. It's math magic at work!
Skill Sets: 2D, 3D, diagonal, center, size, shape
Make Your Own Play dough
Measure, measure, mix, mix. Look – you just made play dough! Take home this easy recipe.
Skill Sets: Counting, measuring, sequence
Pound a pattern into a simple shape. Build spatial awareness and muscles, all at once.
Skill Sets: Sets, attributes, shapes, patterns
Which shape flies the farthest? Test them out in our wind machine.
Skill Sets: Shape, size, measurement, farther, closer, comparison, estimation
Measure the circumference of your head, and find out how many quarters it takes to make it
all the way around.
Skill Sets: Number sense, measurement, comparing, adding
Make a Pattern
Use stamps to make a pattern, and see if others can crack the code to figure out what comes next.
Then switch places!
Skill Sets: Making patterns, identifying rules
Silly Pets in a Pen
Learn geometry, sequence and counting when you connect all four sides of a square to claim a
home for your animal.
Skill Sets: Shapes, counting, comparing, sets
Fraction Action Pizzeria
Imagine a pizza that’s bigger than you are. Today’s special features mouth-watering math play!
Skill Sets: Fractions, matching, whole, part