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Page 28 of 47 ■ Hudson Valley Parent 29 certain dollar amount. For example, say, "Please weigh and bring me $3 worth of Granny Smith apples." 3. Study and graph weather. Make bar graphs, circle graphs or picto- graphs for sunny, rainy, cloudy or snowy days. Find the mean, median, range and mode for the high and low temperatures each month. 4. Research cool careers that use math. Some interesting ones include architect, astronaut, fashion design- er, forensic analyst and computer programmer. 5. Learn about the lives of famous mathematicians and what they ac- complished, for instance, Albert Ein- stein, Isaac Newton and John Nash, from the movie, A Beautiful Mind. 6. Let your child plan a special din- ner. Then give him a budget and let him shop for the ingredients without going over budget. 7. Plan a trip together and cal- culate the miles you will travel at a designated speed. Decide how long it will take to get there. 8. Give your child an allowance that he has to manage. Together decide how much he will save, spend, and give away. 9. If your child is a teen with a summer job, help him write a budget and open a savings account. 10. When shopping for a new toy, backpack or school supplies, look at sale flyers from several stores. Have your child find which store has the best bargain for the item he wants. 11. Play store with young children. Let them pick out toys and household items and put price tags on them. Then give them money to practice counting and paying for the items. 12. Read math picture books like "The Greedy Triangle," "The Grapes of Math," "The Doorbell Rang," "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" or "How Big is a Foot?" 13. Have your tween or teen pick out the make, model, and year of the car he would like to buy when he is 18. Look up the value of the car and (Continued on Page 30) Warm, Child Friendly Atmosphere Children with Special Needs Welcome! Specializing in Children from Infancy to Teens Emergencies Treated with Courtesy & Kindness Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation and general anesthesia available Thank you to all of the HVParent readers who selected Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman as a 2014 Favorite Doc!

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