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Speedometer Math

In a stationary car, invite your child to sit in your lap and look at the speedometer. Looking at the dial, introduce counting by tens.

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Extending this activity

  • -Read the book “Two Ways to Count to 10” by Ruby Dee.

    -Print off a 100’s chart for your child. Have the child color all the decade numbers (10, 20, 30, etc). Practice counting by ten's using the 100’s chart.

Adjust for an older child

Most speedometers include km/h, which are counted out in 20’s. Have the child skip count by 20’s after counting by 10’s.

Adjust for a younger child

Model the activity with the child sitting in your lap in a parked car. Point to each number on the speedometer as you are reciting the numbers. Young children will likely not recognize the numbers, yet will benefit from hearing you say them.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Number and Operations

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