Say the words “Pepsi”, “Nike” or “Google” around any fifth grader and the brand’s logo automatically pops into her head. Kids are bombarded by advertising everywhere, but many are unaware of the companies behind the brand names. So get her invested in her favorite company, and teach some statistics skills along the way!
Your fifth grader is probably quite familiar with the Internet and enjoys being on-line. Have her capitalize on her net-savvy skills by tracking a stock on an easy-to-navigate website, like msn.com. Your child will get an understanding of how the stock works by reading line graphs. This will further her ability to interpret graphs and let her apply maths skills in a real-world situation. She will also learn more about her favorite brand – maybe now she’ll want to own a piece of it someday!