By exploring number systems, families can help children to solidify their own understanding of the numerals and place value of our own familiar base ten number system. From binary code and Roman numerals to a lost 13th century cipher and a zero-less system from 300 BC, number systems from around the world can lead to fascinating explorations of numerical representations and place value.
One of our readers asks how other families bring (fun!) math lessons home and engage kids in real math problems. Check out the great suggestions made, including baking, games, books, and economics!