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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.

This card game is similar to the many versions of Top-It or War, in that the winner of each round collects the cards. Here, though, you have a target number with which to compare the fractions…

This card game is similar to the many versions of Top-It or War, in that the winner of each round collects the cards. Here, though, you have a target number with which to compare the fractions. It’s a great game for fostering discussion among the players as they determine who wins the round.

This card game is a great way to practice kids’ understanding of both percents and division. And with a new percent for each round, kids can get varied practice in a single game…

This card game is a great way to practice kids’ understanding of both percents and division. And with a new percent for each round, kids can get varied practice in a single game.

This dice game is good practice for converting from fractions to mixed numbers. Children are often introduced to fractions greater than one (or top-heavy or improper fractions) in third grade…

This dice game is good practice for converting from fractions to mixed numbers. Children are often introduced to fractions greater than one (or top-heavy or improper fractions) in third grade, and start to work with them to a greater extent in fourth grade.

Lady Di of Ameter, Sir Cumference, and Reginald Parton, the Earl of Fracton are all enjoying the Fracton Faire. Here at the faire, one can buy all of just part of a good being sold. In this way, the book explains numerators and denominators, equal parts, and equivalent fractions…

Lady Di of Ameter, Sir Cumference, and Reginald Parton, the Earl of Fracton are all enjoying the Fracton Faire. Here at the faire, one can buy all of just part of a good being sold. In this way, the book explains numerators and denominators, equal parts, and equivalent fractions. But then they find that a group of men are stealing from the faire (and in comes the concept of fractions of a set), so they hatch a plan to catch them through a fraction hunt resulting in a prize of a gold coin. While this book does a good job of hitting on many of the foundational fraction concepts that children learn in third grade, I would definitely not recommend this book until children have completed or nearly completed their first fractions unit in school. The book simply doesn’t spend long enough on any of the concepts to be a solid explanation, but would be a good way to reinforce these concepts once they have been learned.

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.

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. This activity is a great way to push your child just a bit at a time, seeing how they do on one task to determine if they are ready for the next challenge you have ready for them.

In this activity, your child will sort candy by color and determine what fraction of the total each color group represents. Then, candy pieces are drawn blindly and the results are compared to the probability indicated by the original fractions.

Use candy to teach your child the basics of probability! With just a bit of familiarity with fractions and some candy of different colors on hand, you can have fun and learn all about chance. In this activity, your child will sort candy by color and determine what fraction of the total each color group represents. Then, candy pieces are drawn blindly and the results are compared to the probability indicated by the original fractions.

This game is good practice for comparing fractions. With multiple numerators and denominators to work with, your child can try out a number of different strategies to compare.

This game is good practice for comparing fractions. With multiple numerators and denominators to work with, your child can try out a number of different strategies to compare.

This is a great game for practicing adding decimals while also thinking about the place values involved. The object of the game is to create whole numbers and decimals in order to get close to or reach 500 without exceeding it.

This is a great game for practicing adding decimals while also thinking about the place values involved. The object of the game is to create whole numbers and decimals in order to get close to or reach 500 without exceeding it.

This is one of my favorite children’s books of all time. A group of sixteen people must solve a puzzle that Samuel W. Westing has left in his will in order to get the inheritance. Clever and funny, it is a great mystery book filled with lots of characters, as well as twists and turns…

This is one of my favorite children’s books of all time. A group of sixteen people must solve a puzzle that Samuel W. Westing has left in his will in order to get the inheritance. Clever and funny, it is a great mystery book filled with lots of characters, as well as twists and turns. Most meals are eaten at Shin Hoo’s restaurant in the apartment building, so you can have your child calculate food bills, tax, and tip using restaurant menus. There is also quite a bit on the stock market in this book. Turtle Wexler, the main character, thinks the clues she’s been given indicate that she should use the winnings to play the stock market. Learn more about the stock market with your child—how is stock information listed, calculate broker percentage fees. Turtle buys stock in SEA, buying 200 shares at $15.25 per share, so how much does she spend in total? On page 81, SEA is at $8.50 per share, so how much money would Turtle get if she sold her shares then? On page 145, Turtle reports how much money she has now after investing, so how much money did she make? While *The Westing Game* is my favorite of Raskin’s novels, if your child likes this one, it is definitely worth checking out some of her other smart and quirky children’s books.

Mrs. Gourd’s class heads to Mighty Mart to see math in action. Garth, an employee (and Math Man), gives them a tour of the store. Situations are presented involving fractions, percent, arithmetic, and money. Mice in the corner of each page express the situations using equations…

Mrs. Gourd’s class heads to Mighty Mart to see math in action. Garth, an employee (and Math Man), gives them a tour of the store. Situations are presented involving fractions, percent, arithmetic, and money. Mice in the corner of each page express the situations using equations.

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