Your child’s first interaction with a new object, whether it’s food, a toy, or a tool, can make a lasting impression. Introducing rulers, compasses, and protractors in a fun, creative way — by making math (tool) art, for example — offers your young learner a chance to gain familiarity and confidence with key geometry tools while creating cool art in the process.
Safety Tips and Hints: Protractors have sharp points, so younger children should use them only under adult supervision.
What to Do
Step 1: Ask your child to practice making straight lines with a ruler. Can she name the numbers on the ruler? Encourage her to draw lines of different lengths.