I thought I would post some pics of our homeschool math work for this week. We definitely just go with the flow, as A's abilities and interests are so varied. I personally want to make sure she has a firm grasp on the basics, so we are reviewing number bonds and math families. So far, all of this is review, but its a good way to start the year.But, if we just did this for math, I would have one very unhappy kiddo. She likes a challenge, and she asks for one daily. So this is what we have been doing for fun. Nothing like a little algebra to make a kid smile. Gotta love my child.
More practice with multi-digit addition and subtraction.
On Friday, she grabbed her ruler and decided to start measuring her friends that shared circle time with us.
As I said, conceptually, what A understands mathematically is far beyond her age. So we have started learning multiplication facts although many I have found she already knows without any introduction.
We of course play a lot of games, especially in our rainy, wind driven, Dutch Harbor weather. A and used to use this bingo game several years ago when learning teen numbers, but I pulled it out and I called out equations and she could put a dot on the answer to the equation. It was a lot of fun. I think I can come up with a lot of ways to use this. Addition and Subtraction equations, and then of course multiplication and division, and algebra equations will be lots of fun with this game.
We messed around with the tanagrams as well. We haven't played with these in a while but we pulled them out Friday and they were a hit. We messed around with these until lunch. I have had this set of tanagrams since college, but several months ago I found this book of tanagram puzzles for k-6th grade at our library's Friends Room, and snatched it up. Some of my favorite memories for my GT classes in elementary school is of tanagram puzzles and other logic puzzles. I hope A loves them as much as I did and still do.
Hope you enjoyed our little tour of math land. Wow, math land, that brings back memories. My algebra teacher used to call his room Math land.Good old Mr. Evans. Love those memories.
Good night all.