More Tips to Help Your Child Engage in Maths (Part 11)


In this busy world, we spend a lot of time moving from place to place in our cars, on buses and trains, and on foot. Use your traveling time as an opportunity to learn about maths. Look around as you travel from place to place, and help your child find numbers on buildings, buses, Grab taxis, and houses that they can add and subtract while on the road. Not only will your child be learning and practising maths skills, but the time you spend traveling will go by more quickly as well.

License Plate Special

What You’ll Need

License plates, paper, pencil, and ruler

What to Do

  1. Copy down a license plate number as you are traveling in your car, walking around the neighborhood, or sitting on a park bench watching cars go by. Read the license plate as a number (excluding the letters). For example, if the license were 663M218, the number would be six hundred and sixty three thousand, two hundred and eighteen.
  2. Find other license plates and read their numbers. Is the number less than, greater than, or equal to yours?
  3. Estimate the difference between your number and another license plate. Is it 10, 100, 1,000, or 10,000?

Parent Pointer: This license plate activity encourages reading, recognising numbers, noticing symbols, writing, and counting.

Reference: http://math.com/

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