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Making Mathematics Fun For Kids

Mathematics is one of the subjects hated by kids. A lot of concepts and formulas are involved which kids find hard to understand. However, there are some youngsters who find this subject very easy to understand. Kids need to make an extra effort to understand this subject.

As a parent, you also have a responsibility. You need to look for better educational institutions which have competent and reputable math teachers. You can also make use of effective revision tips to help improve the learning habit of your child.

Let us have a look at some of the most effective ways which can help in making young kids have fun as they learn Mathematics.

Driving in car

The basic arithmetic skills can be targeted on the road when you are driving. You can talk about speed, distance traveled, amount of fuel consumed and the time  taken to travel.

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Daily home activities

Number and counting skills can be targeted with the daily home activities. For instance, you can assign them a task of counting the forks and setting them on the table. They can also divide the pizza slices equally between your family members.

Cooking

Cooking is a math-oriented task. You have to deal with measurements of volumes and weights as well as time skills. Children should be allowed to measure exact quantities of liquids and solids. They can also be given a task of keeping the time while cooking is being done.

Money

Children should be exposed to money in their early school years. Let them collect coins and count them regularly. They should also try to determine how much change is expected when you visit the stores. The use of money introduces children to the basics of numbers.

Outdoor sport games

Scoring and rules of some games like baseball and basketball help your kids to understand about numbers. Kids should, therefore, be involved in games.

Time

Your child should learn how to use a watch. You can ask them to determine the difference between times and motivate them by rewarding them when they get it right.

Online

Web programs can be used for reinforcing mathematics skills from algebra to arithmetic. The interactive interface involved makes it fun and easier for kids to practice the various maths skills taught in school.

Posters

A mathematics chart can be posted in the child’s room. Such posters should have the basic mathematics concepts and formulas. Again the posters should be as fun as possible, for instance,  by using diagrams for illustration. One can also target timetables for this activity.…

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What You Need To Know About Photosynthesis

All animals and plants require nutrition, light, air, and water to grow. Photosynthesis is a chemical process in which the green plants manufacture food for their growth and survival. Unlike animals, plants can make their own energy. Plants form the basic link in a food chain.

Animals feed on other animals or these plants to get their energy. Additionally, animals also require water to make energy. They, therefore, take the second place in a food chain. However, some animals such as camel can survive for several days without water. During this period, the camel obtains water by breaking down the stored lipids and fats to produce metabolic water. Camels are specially adapted since they live in the desert where water is scarce.

How plants get food

iohkioijo]]##Plants can manufacture their own food and do not feed on other organisms. However, there are some plants like the carnivorous plants which feed on other organisms. They trap insects and then absorb nutrients and energy from them. They have digestive juices which help in converting the trapped insects into nutrients.

Plants absorb water and nutrients from the soil through their roots. There are some plants which have developed other means of absorbing nutrients and water. For instance, some have funnel-shaped containers to trap water with their leaves.

What happens when plants are kept in darkness?

Plants are known for shedding their leaves and finally die when there is no light. It is only the stems and roots that are left. Plants need light to make food, and they, therefore, grow very slowly in winters and at night when the light is limited.

Animals also depend on light though there are some which are adapted for dark habitats such as the moles which live beneath the soil surface. Human beings require sunlight since it helps in the production of vitamin D by the skin. This vitamin is needed in high amounts for building healthy and strong bones.

What is photosynthesis?

imvoyuiuytrdsPhotosynthesis is the process by which the green plants manufacture food. It takes place in the chloroplasts. The requirements for this process are water, sunlight and carbon dioxide. Water is absorbed from the soil by the plant’s roots while both air and carbon dioxide are absorbed from the atmosphere through the stomata.

 

Stomata are the tiny pores located on the leaf especially n the lower sides. They are located on the lower side to minimize water loss by evaporation. Water and carbon dioxide are then broken down into their constituents elements.These elements include oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen in the presence of sunlight and chlorophyll. Glucose is then formed, and oxygen is released as a by-product. This oxygen is released to the atmosphere.…