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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

Are you familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem? Do you remember what it means and why it matters? This Pythagorean Theorem Lego proof will help students visualize the theorem, remember the different parts, and show that it is in fact true in a fun way…

Mancala is a game that is thousands of years old and has been played in various ways in countries all around the world. It is a simple enough game to provide extra practice with counting, but offers enough strategy and combinations to keep older kids interested in playing. And, it is quite simple to create your own…

A tessellation is an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together in a pattern with no gaps or overlapping. In this project, your child can explore different shapes and combinations of shapes to determine which ones tessellate. The possibilities are endless here for creating tessellating designs!

Use weather data to track the temperature over the course of a week or month. This is excellent practice for using a data chart, finding data landmarks, and creating a line graph.

Use the weekly advertising circulars you get in the mail to help your child practice using decimals in arithmetic. Let them choose their favorite products and identify their prices then challenge them with different tasks using each of the operations.

In this activity, your child gets a chance to play architect, creating blueprints of your own house or apartment. Doing so, they can practice measurement as well as ratios and scale.

This is a great way to incorporate logic into a family-oriented activity. Complete the puzzle of your family’s genetic traits! Your child will interview family members to determine which traits are dominant and which are recessive.

Use restaurant menus to help your child practice working with money and decimals. Have fun role-playing as waiters and customers!

Make candy mathematical! Mix melted candy of different colors to help your child understand ratios.

Send your child on the hunt for specific shapes and angles, whether around the house, in the yard, at the park, or even while out running errands.

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