♦ School Activity: Face-Off! An Integer Card Game
In school students playing the different game but here we will talk about play care which is one of the famous activities plays in the school.
What We Need:
- 50 flashcards
What You Do:
- Write an integer on each flashcard from -20 to 20.
- Divide the flashcards in half and give one pile to each player. Place the cards face down in front of each person on a table.
- To start, each player will pick up and flip over the top two cards so the number is showing and place it on the table.
- Each player should add the numbers on their two cards together. For example, if player 1 gets a 7 and a 3, the total would be 10.
- Compare the totals. The player whose total is greater keeps all 4 cards.
- Keep going until all the cards have been used. The player who has the highest number of cards is the winner.
If you want a new challenge, replay the game using subtraction rather than addition.
You can also use a timer to encourage your child to finish in a certain amount of time.
Decide on a small prize to give your child for getting all of the math problems correct. These are the basic requirements to improve your child skills in school positions.
What We Need:
- World map, atlas, or a globe
What You Do:
The One Border Challenge:
- Review the concept of borders as boundary lines between one country and another, and help your child find the borders of your country. Point out how most countries share borders with two or more other countries; whereas a few island countries have no shared borders at all.
- Ask your child to search his world map, atlas, or globe for as many countries as possible that border one—and only one—other countries.
- If your child enjoys competition, make the challenge interesting by pitting him against yourself, another adult, or an older teen to see who can list the most countries with one border only. Only your child gets to use a map for reference.
- Compare lists to see who came up with the most countries that have only one border.
- At the end of your game, take some time to discuss the one-border countries your child found. Talk about what he knows about these countries. It is likely that he has never even heard of some of them before. If this is the case, encourage him to look one of the countries up on the Internet or at the library.
The Largest Countries Challenge:
- Ask your child to look carefully at his globe and estimate which countries are the biggest. Have him make a list of the ten countries he thinks have the greatest area, from largest to smallest, as like ask in school.
- Again, have an adult or older teen make her own list, without consulting the map.
- Compare lists to see who comes closest to the correct order.
- Take the time to talk about the countries you listed. Which of them has appeared in the news recently?Is there one among them your child would especially like to visit? Look up a few facts about the least familiar countries.
- Explain to your child that the continents were not always in the same place they are now, but that they moved into their positions very slowly over time. Looking at the map, show him the similarity in the shape of Africa and South America, and tell him that they once probably fit together.
- Together, look at the map and talk about how some of the other continents and large islands may have moved into their current positions. Can you see where the east coast of North America might have fit? What about Madagascar? India? If you know a good deal about this subject already, just encourage your child to talk through his ideas. If you’re not very familiar with the subject yourself, try guessing along with him.
Watch an animation of the process of continental drift online; a web search will provide some good options.
Bungee Jump … With Eggs!
What We Need:
- 6 eggs (although 1 should be enough)
- Supply of pennies
- Pair of pantyhose
- Strong tape
What You Do:
- Choose a spot for the bungee jump. A tree branch outdoors is ideal, but a ladder also works. You want the egg to fall to within an inch of your child’s face when she’s lying on the ground looking up at it, but no closer.
- Use the ruler to measure the distance from the back of her head to the tip of her nose; add an “inch for safety” to this number.
- Before experimenting with the egg, have your child work out the weight of the egg for a test run. Ask her to hold the egg in one hand and add pennies to the other until it feels like the coins weigh the same as the egg.
- Add the “egg’s worth” of pennies to a leg of the pantyhose and tape the end of the other leg to the branch or ladder.
- Do the test run. Let the pantyhose full of coins fall and check its distance from the ground. It should stop above the ground at exactly the distance that you and your child calculated in step two. If it doesn’t, adjust the height of the pantyhose by retying it to branch or ladder.
- Now for the real thing. Remove the pennies from the pantyhose and replace them with an egg. Call in your audience, have your child settle in her place on the ground, and after a suspenseful countdown, do the drop. Bombs away!