Follow WFD_Alex on Twitter
Home Menu & Grocery List What's For Dessert Table
Topics
Quality
Time
Family Fun/Games Newsletter Mind-Stretching Brain Games Mystery Pictures Library Links Site
Information

What's For Dinner? on RSS

Custom Search

Table Topics
Mind-stretching brain games and conversation starters. It's the perfect opportunity for sharing stories, building knowledge, strengthening character, and having fun!

Two ideas for stimulating dinner conversation posted every day.

Today's Topics:

Mental Math – Phone Number Configurations
Jump to this topic

Making Meaning Of Learning – Vocabulary Development
Jump to this topic

Alex's Mystery Picture

Can you solve
Alex's Mystery Picture?

Send your guess to alex@whatsfordinner.net

Larger Mystery Picture Image

Win a Mystery Picture T-Shirt

Visit our Library

It's all fun and games

Internet games that teach children about money

Learn with online educational games

Custom Search

A warning about growing bones and heavy loads.

A warning about growing bones and heavy loads.

Learn why breakfast is the most vital meal of the day

Learn why breakfast is the most vital meal of the day

Mental Math – Phone Number Configurations

Take turns making a math problem out of your telephone number. Let’s make up a telephone number (I hope it isn’t yours!) 112-8587.

  • Add all the numbers together = 32
  • Add two digits, subtract the next, then add, subtract, add, and finally subtract the last = 4
  • Put the digits in order from smallest to largest = 1125788
  • Divide the number from above by 2 = 562894

Keep going until everyone gets brain freeze. (Note for very young members choose two digits from the phone number to add or subtract.)

phone number math

What is your phone number?

Use the phone book for teaching estimation

We use Dreamstime.com to find free stock photos

Read another issue of Table Topics
How many breeds of dogs can you name?

Making Meaning Of Learning – Vocabulary Development

What are some good reasons for steadily increasing the number of words you know and use?

How could a better vocabulary help you right now, today and the next few months?

How could you use an extensive vocabulary in the future?

Dictionary.com/Learning New Words

Ideas for learning vocabulary.

Vocabulary Learning Strategies - Jessica Facchiano

good vocabulary

A good vocabulary can increase your self confidence

Games for learning vocabulary

We use Dreamstime.com to find free stock photos

Find more Table Topics in our weekly newsletter

 

Copyright © 2004 - 2013 What's For Dinner? Make Dinner Time Family Time! - All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use
Home || Today's Menu || Newsletter || Directory of Recipes