What to do with this activity?
Most kids nowadays love online activities. It's good to try and balance the time they spend on screens with physical activities, outdoor play, reading from books, and activities that encourage social interaction like board games.
However, some screen time can be good, and especially if your child finds educational activities online more engaging.
Here are some fun maths games aimed at 8 to 9 year olds. They may not suit every child's level at this age, but let them have a go - it's all good practice with numbers. It's important to keep it fun.
Why am I doing this?
Everyday activities, like shopping and taking journeys provide a great opportunity for your child to practise maths skills by recognising patterns, counting out amounts, working out the best value, weighing and understanding money or understanding timetables and estimating your time of arrival!
How can I do more?
Estimating is a very useful maths skill for everyday life – helping you decide if you have enough money to pay for a number of items or enough paint to paint a room. Encourage your child to estimate, for example, how many potatoes you will need for dinner or how much money to buy the shopping.
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