## Fun Math Activities To Do This June Holiday

## Fun Math Activities To Do This June Holiday

School’s out and holidays are here! Your child may be looking forward to having no homework, going on a famiy trip, or simply playing with friends. While your child may be having fun, what he or she has learnt about math in the first half of the year may be slowly fading away.

It is important to help your child strike a balance between work and play, and this can be achieved by keeping your child well engaged during the holidays.

Here are 3 ways you can incorporate that bit of math during the June holiday!

## 1. Explore STEM Activities

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activites allow children to see authentic applications to what they have learnt in school. Concepts are manifested in various forms, and children are given an opportunity to think out of the box and go beyond different disciplines.

Check out the recommended STEM related activities here!

- Kids Stop Holiday Programme
- Children’s Season 2017 at Science Centre Singapore, and National Museum

## 2. Family Bonding Through Games

The holidays are a good time for much needed family bonding! Play games such as Bingo using cards with simple mathematical sums, or Monopoly where children learn about making important financial decisions, or poker cards to learn about probability! Let your children plan what to have for a meal, and visit the supermarket with a planned budget. This allows children to see the real life applications of what they have learnt.

## 3. Try Coding

Coding seems to be *the* in thing these days, but with valid reasons. From 2012 to 2022, the field of computer science is projected to grow 22%, which is much faster than average. Having equipped with appropriate computer skills allows for a great job outlook in this growing field, as well as cultivate entrepreneurial potential. Since today’s most interesting tools and platforms can all be manipulated by coding, having coding skills promotes greater independence creativity.

Try coding for free via these websites and apps, before deciding if your child would be keen to attend coding classes!

**Coding websites:** Code.org, Code Avengers, Code Academy

**Coding apps:** Lightbot, Box Island

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