As children's first teachers, family members are crucial to student success. And the more adults become engaged in their children's education, the greater the chances that children will succeed. Hence, our goal is to engage families in the learning process through these fun challenges.
What is the height?
Reading scales and understanding units are crucial for the kids. This problem could also facilitate a good discussion on a critical problem-solving strategy of breaking down a big problem into a few smaller problems. It's always easier to solve smaller problems. Parents may also create a few variations to explain the concept by connecting it with kids. This creates an emotional bond and helps them learn faster, e.g., how much taller are you than the robot? You can also discuss different units of measurement e.g. inches, cm, meters etc. Let us know how the discussion goes with your family. We hope you will have fun discussing this.
Visualization skills are critical for developing the young mind. This beautiful problem provides families with good discussion points at their dinner table. It's an excellent paper-folding problem and presents opportunities for parents to discuss places they want to see in Canada next. Can you name all Canadian provinces and territories? Don't hesitate to use Google to refresh your memory about the Canadian map.
Now you can see how we can kill many birds using just one fantastic problem. Let us know how the discussion goes at your dinner table. If you like this problem, you may want children to participate in our Canadian Innovation Contests (CIC). This problem was given to the student in the 2023 version of the CIC Math contest.
Suppose you love chocolate. The top of each cookie is covered with the same thickness of chocolate. If you wanted to choose the cookie with more chocolate, which one would you pick? Think about this as well:
Some people say that a coastline has infinite length. What could they mean by this?
When people talk about buying so many yards of carpet, they are really talking about square yards; with yards of concrete or sand, they are really talking about cubic yards.
Take two identical sheets of paper. [An ordinary sheet of paper measures 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.] Roll one sheet into a short cylinder and the other into a tall cylinder. Set them both on a flat surface. Does one hold more than the other?
Making visual estimates and finding volumes are useful skills. Designers and engineers use these skills to find economical ways to package and protect items.