Math Homework Online Help: A Bunch of Prompts
Using math prompts is a relatively new idea in the world of education. They are similar to writing prompts. You can put them in a journal or use them as you need to with skills you might be struggling in at the moment.
The idea of math prompts is that you can take math formulas or concepts and you can apply them to every day life experiences and interactions. Any subject comes easier when you can relate it to your life. Additionally, as with any subject practice makes perfect.
Teachers and students can use these prompts. You can also use the prompts as ideas to come up with different prompts.
- Make a list of how you used math today at school (list ten-fifteen ways)
- What was my favorite part of today’s lesson
- What was my least favorite part of today’s lesson
- Make a Venn diagram for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- This is how I used math at home (list five to ten ways)
- In math this week, I discovered….
- Write instructions for completing a five math problems that deal with the kitchen
- What does subtraction mean
- What does addition mean
- What is important about telling time
- What is important about money
- When I was in first or second grade, my favorite thing to do in math was-
- What tricks did I use to learn addition facts?
- What tricks did I use to learn subtraction facts?
- What formulas did I learn this week (list five to ten)
- Make a recipe using the correct portions
- Think and write down the name of three movies about math
- How does your parent use math in the car (list three-five ways)
- Measure the dimensions of your room
- Make lemonade and discuss the portions you used
- Measure the size of your backyard using only your feet and hands, discuss how that went
- How do you use math on our cell phone, tablet, or laptop
- List all the purchase you personally made this week, tally the amount, and then find the mean and median of your purchases
- Statistically speaking, what are your odds of winning the lottery
- Create a budget for household expenses
- Tally the total value of your shoes
- Discuss in five to ten sentences how you will use math as an adult
The world of math prompts is truly endless (you can discuss infinity at this point). Use math prompts as a journal style or simply use them to improve your math skills and to gain an awareness of math’s presence in your world.