Homemade Math


Pearline Scott

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This is a new Web page. This site will help you with your homework.

Parents and students may use this site to help with  homework, and to create

assignments at home.                                                                                              

Here are some examples of  lessons that you can do at home. 


    Find a recipe that uses fractions . If the recipe serves 4 people decrease it by 2. 

    You must decide whether to subtract or divide.     


                 1 ½ cups sugar

                  1 ½ ÷2=

     Look  for  numbers  in the   newspaper   with decimals and put them in order from 

     the greatest to least. Next round them to the nearest tenths, hundredths and thousandths



                 459.1597,  8831.04621, 758.00129,   125.4578



             tenths             hundredths            thousandths
  8831.04621   8831.0   8831.05   8831.046
    758.00129     758.0     578.00     578.001
    459.1597     459.2     459.16     459.160
    125.4578                      125.5     125.46     125.458

          There are many  items around the house that you can measure. First you can  find the length and width of a table,

         next  measure the height of a door.




 Tips for Helping Your Child with Homework

* Provide a nice, quiet place that is free from distractions. (Turn off the television, music and video games.)

* Have a set time. (It's a good idea to have your child do homework as soon as he or she gets home. Ideas are still fresh on the mind.)

* Provide a light snack your child can eat before starting. (This is work! Your kid needs energy.)

* Keep the kiddies away, and Jack, the dog, too. (If there are little siblings around, teach them to respect the important work the older child doing. Oh, about Jack. Keeping the dog away will guarantee that I won't hear that old sob story, "My dog ate my homework.")

* Homework should usually take no longer than one-half hour. (If more time is used, check to see if there is a problem. Remember, homework is practice. The work has already been discussed in class and there should be notes and examples in the student's notebook.)

* Don't forget study time. (I always stress that there is a difference between doing homework and studying. Students may study and review their work at anytime, that includes weekends.

Thank You 4 Your Help and Support.
I Know I Can Count On You!
Ms. Scott


  1. fractions

  2. decimals

  3. measurements

  4. integers

  5. whole numbers




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