Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6. This month's article considers one way to teach children to be lifelong learners: by applying problem-solving skills and a variety of math concepts at home, including time, measurement, basic operations, and fractions.

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Lisa Brooks,, is a lecturer in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Edited by Samantha Neff,, a K–grade 5 math coach at Highlands Elementary School in Winter Springs, Florida. Email problem collections for the editors to consider as future Math by the Month columns. See submission guidelines at Email creative solutions and adapted problems to for potential publication, noting Readers Exchange in the subject line.

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