8. Measure the items you’ll buy for your home, converting the lengths to inches, feet, yards — and don’t forget metrics.
9. Frame their artwork, but first, together measure the picture’s length, width and perimeter.
10. Remember, there are some things — such as multiplication tables — that need to be memorized.
Brett Graff is a former U.S. government economist and the editor of www.thehomeeconomist.com.
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