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## Shape Scavenger Hunt

A fun interactive math activity that you can do at home is a shape scavenger hunt. This helps your child to recognize and find shapes in a different way that adds interest and challenge to learning. For this activity you will need to create a sheet that has a variety of shapes and a quantity of each shape that your children will have to

## Fun with Shapes

Teaching children about shapes can be a fun adventure. There are so many interesting ways to introduce or review the shape names.  You can use these activities to introduce a lesson on shapes.  They would also be a fun review before a test or even an interesting assessment after the lesson is over. Shape Scavenger Hunt Have your child search for specific shapes around

## Fun Geometry Games

Learning geometry is usually fun for children.  They enjoy playing with shape blocks and using mirrors to learn about symmetry.  However, you may not have access to lots and lots of hands on materials to use with your children.  The good news is that you can find websites that act just like those same manipulatives to give your children the same experience. Geoboard A

## Fun Back to School Math Activities

Most children do not enjoy the thought of going back to school.  They have spent the summer happily playing, relaxing, and cartoon watching.  So they generally are not thrilled when they find out that school is right around the corner.  Here are some interesting math activities to make back to school at least a little more exciting. Back to School Shopping While the idea

## Understanding Perimeter, Area, and Volume

Has your child ever struggled with understanding the difference between perimeter, area, and volume?  After all, finding perimeter, area, and volume generally involves using several different formulas depending on the shape you are working with, and that can be extremely confusing for most children. While children may struggle to choose and work with the correct formula on paper, taking a hands-on approach may help

## Building Blocks of Building Shapes

Children learn about shapes like circles, squares, and triangles as early as pre-school.  Shapes are important because they are represented in the word around us.  It gives us a way to organize information visually and make connections between shapes and our environment.  For example, the cookie is a circle, and the slice of watermelon is a triangle.  Shapes can also be important for children

## Math and Art

Children love to do art projects.  If most of them had their way, they would do art all day!  Art is fun, but it can also be a way to sneak in some math. In fact math and art have many overlapping areas. Shapes Geometry is a large part of math, but it is also a crucial part of art.  As your child draws,