Last night it occurred to me that it might be helpful to have a math tool kit for home use. What would I include in my tool kit?
While researching, I came across many lists of things could go into a kid's math tool kit: pattern blocks, six inch ruler, dice, coins, cubes, number cards, animal cards, dry-erase marker and eraser, counting tokens, etc. Here's a list from a school in India.
Searching Google bought up these entries:
- Math Toolkit resources help educators teach the content ...
- Mathematics Improvement Toolkit is a collection of professional development resources that allow teachers to support students ...
- Mathematics Adoption Toolkit is a data-driven format for reviewing instructional materials ...
- Math Tool Kit is a wealth of activities that connect concepts in a contextual content of construction ... (What did that mean?)
- Maths Toolkit offers a dynamic environment in which teachers and pupils can explore numbers and relationships ...
- Math ToolKit is a cross-platform C++ class library for creating computing intensive applications ... (whoops)
MEASURING LENGTH $50
12 foot / 3.6 meter tape measure with both standard and metric units
18 inch ruler / 50 cm straight ruler with both standard and metric units
12 inch combination square and level
digital caliper for measuring small things
set of plastic compass, protractor, triangle, square, etc.
MEASURING WEIGHT $40
0-5 lbs / 2.3 kg digital scale for food and/or postage
0-330 lbs / 150 kg scale for people
MEASURING VOLUME $10
set of standard and metric measuring spoons and cups
MEASURING TEMPERATURE $15
digital probe thermometer
MEASURING PRESSURE $15
0-60 psi / 04 bar tire pressure gauge
Desktop calculator with 8 digits display (and/or calculator on mobile phone)
Plastic tackle box or crafts supplies box with lid and latch