Math is everywhere! Here are some ways to find it.

**Notice the Math**

In your daily conversations when you see or talk about:

- Adding and subtracting
- Measuring
- Numbers and counting
- Patterns
- Shapes, space, and location

**Talk About the Math**

Talking about math helps build children’s math vocabulary, which helps develop their mathematical thinking.

**Model and Praise Problem-Solving**

- Talk out loud to show how you solve a math problem. Say: “
*There’s one for you, one for me, and one for Ashley, so that’s three*!” - Focus on your children’s problem-solving instead of whether they are right or wrong.
- Offer specific praise for your children’s effort. Say: “
*You’re really figuring that out!”*

**Ask Questions**

To encourage deeper thinking, ask:

*How can we figure it out?**What’s another way we can try?**What do you notice?**What’s the same?**What’s different?**How do you know?**Tell me what you’re thinking!*