Math Experiments For Kids

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Math experiments for kids 1: Activities around the math

The mathematics part of our everyday lives. Below are some useful examples of how you can promote in the execution of ordinary activities in a simple way the mathematical understanding of your child.








Both during the preparation of meals as well as the ceiling of the table, the child can gain a lot of mathematical experiences. Even if the child wants to perform operations on his way – which takes a little longer and probably destined to go a bit messy – to help with the preparation of meals is very instructive. Mathematical concepts, such as numerals, quantities, volume, size and much more to come, often in the kitchen.
Let your child help with the preparation of meals occasionally. Leave it as the milk measure to slash the number 3, pick 4 carrots, cut the sausage into small pieces (how many pieces are there?) And the like.
Perhaps the child gets the important job of paying attention to the time before the cake can be removed from the oven. Example: Tell me when the big hand is on the number 6.
Who wants to eat? Let the child plates and glasses on the table (use at the beginning of plastic plates and glasses). Begin this way: a plate for me, one for mum, one for brother, one for …
After a while the child takes the fingers to count on help: I ​​need one, needs a mom, brother (stretches on one finger for each), which is 1-2-3 – (counts fingers) persons, the plates need. It then counts the appropriate number from the plate and covers the table.

Sort the toys according to various criteria, such as cars and dolls in a box in another box.
How many dolls are there and how many cars are there?
Which is the biggest / smallest car and what is the biggest / smallest doll?
Have the child place the cutlery in the cutlery tray (before you remove sharp knife).

 When shopping, there are many opportunities to talk about numbers and counting. Here are some examples:

You can help the child, if you write the shopping list.
Talk with your child on the way to the supermarket. What do we buy? How much do we need of everything?
You can help the child to take the goods off the shelf: What do you mean, how many rolls we need? How many bananas should we take? Count the food with your child.
Talk about anything you see: There are a lot of apples! Perhaps the child can try to count them while you continue shopping. Up to what level the child can count? Ask the child where it all figures discovered. Look at price tags, signs and the like.
Take your ticket stub to take home and look for different numbers and symbols.
Play with your child, “Shopping,” which is an excellent activity to practice numbers. Provide your child with play money and some empty boxes or drawers. Your child will have fun because if you buy from him!
Even if the child does not always have the correct number when counting is coming – because it is not used for any object that it is one of a number word or recite the number sequence wrong – it is important that the child to count to encourage and praise it enough .Counting is purely a matter of practice. If the child has accumulated enough experience, the rest comes by itself


Most children love to paint or play with shapes. The ability to create, patterns and shapes and to recognize, is strengthened by such activities and therefore the mathematical abilities. Here are some suggestions:

Pull plastic beads with colors or repeating patterns, to a chain (for example, two yellow, one red, two yellow, one red). Talk about repetition and the number of beads of each color and count how many there are in total.
Have the child draw. Ask her how many arms, legs and fingers it has. What is the form his head and his eyes?
If the child can draw the whole family? How many are there? Who’s the greatest? Who is the hardest? How old are we? Who is the oldest? Who is the youngest? etc.
What about other relatives and friends? The child can also draw and these include.
Can the child draw the house? What shape does it have? As seen from the windows?
Make a butterfly, in which you paint one side of a sheet of paper and fold it then. To obtain a mirror-symmetrical figure. Does the child have other things are equal on both sides, but reversed? (For example, a man and his mirror image, a leaf of a tree).
If your child is already familiar with the scissors, you can fold sheets of paper cut and scissor cuts. Talk about the shapes and patterns that emerge. What happens if you cut a triangle into a double-folded paper twice? How are many holes? etc.

Our old, familiar fairy tales contain many mathematical concepts and provide a good starting point for discussions and activities related to mathematics. In many fairy tales come from the magic numbers three, seven, nine and twelve, while the number is three emerged as the clear winner.

Consider, for example, only the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, “The three children of fortune,” “The Three Brothers,” “The three green branches,” to name a few. In the stories there is often a question of something that happens three times or repeated, often in a certain order (the first son, the second son, the third son).

Other mathematical concepts, such as size and size ratios are key issues (for example, the youngest son, the middle son, the greatest son). These stories are cause for some interesting conversations with your child. Below are some examples.

Apply the magic numbers from the fairy tales, and they stress this clear when you read the story to your child.
Align say attention to the order if you:
«First … then”. Later you can use for the order and numbers: first, second, third, etc.
Play with your child, “fairy tale”. Maybe your child feel like Goldilocks to be? How many bears were there? Do you have some stuffed animals or other appropriate toys that you can use it? Which is the largest bear, the smallest bear or the bear mean? How many bowls do we need? And how many chairs? Did you perhaps play beds in different sizes?
When “Snow White” is one of the favorite tales of your child, it can cover the table for the dwarves. How many plates and glasses we need?
Try with your child, the story ends there, where they in the book, to tell more. Only the imagination sets the limits here. These role-plays encourage the mathematical thoughts child-friendly and to strengthen the math skills, but also the bond between you and your child.
Make up your own fun adventures that occur in which numbers and repetition. That will please your child!


Math experiments for kids 2: Logic problems

 Two tribes live on an island. 

The honest ones always tell the truth, while

liars always lie. A native is asked to what tribe he belongs,
to which he replies: “I am an honest”.
To check to which tribe he belongs. he was sent to another
Natives to ask this. Which tribe he belongs. The first round of the
Answer back, that was an honest.
Which tribe belongs to the first?
Assumption 1: The first is an honest
Second = Second Honest → says “Honest” → First says “Honest”
Second = Second liar → says “Honest” → First says “Honest”
Assumption 2: The first is a liar
Second = Second Honest → says “Honest” → First says “liar”
Second = Second liar → says “Honest” → First says “liar”
→ First → false assumption 2 is an honest