Category Archives for math

Math Resources

I have been meaning to do a post on all of the different math activities and things that we have been doing and none of them seem to warrant their own post, so let’s have a math smorgasbord and look at everything briefly.  We really love math at our home.  ๐Ÿ™‚ As a follow-up to […]

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Math and the Japanese Soroban

Lately I have been doing a lot of research on how to teach math while in fact doing very little math with my children.  ๐Ÿ™  That’s going to change soon as I have chosen a course.  We’re going to learn and practice math with an ancient calculator.  One that, the more they use and practice […]

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Counting Game

From the family archives comes my son’s first counting video.  I credit the idea for the game from Siegfried Engelmann‘s “Give your Child a Superior Mind”. My husband and I taught our son this “game” by playing it with each other at every meal.  Our son thought that it was so-o-o cool, and before long […]

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Adapting Math-U-See for the pre-primer crowd

I had a friend who recently introduced Math-U-See to me, with the recommendation that children learn their numbers and numerals up to nine before beginning.  This was good advice.  As I poured through the Introduction to Mathematics book (now replaced by the Primer) and became excited about the program, I realize that they need this […]

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Decimal Street

Recently we have started using the Math-U-See curriculum in our home, adapting it for our pre-primer children.  One of the highlights of the program is making a poster of a placed called “decimal street” to teach place value.  Looking for ideas, I found The Daniel Academy’s lapbook.  I really liked the idea of using Cars […]

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Chess for preschoolers

“Checkmate in two moves” says my son after an engaging match. Then I wake up.  The truth is, my three-year-old son does not even have the attention span to play Candyland.  Before he was two, he knew his basic colors inside and out, and so when he was 2 1/2, we gave him Candyland for […]

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Fun with tangrams

I have recently rediscovered and been enchanted by tangrams.  What an amazing discovery!  They have a fascinating history, and so many uses, from story telling, understanding area, puzzle solving, and more.  I stumbled across a fantastic book, Math games and Activities.  It has several tangram worksheets like the one I cut out and laminated on […]

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Math pond

Making a math pond was a simple project that has become one of my son’s favorite activities. I used the vast resources of the internet to find simple drawings I liked and then edited them on photoshop to print out these ponds on blue paper. I then found free coloring pictures for the ducks, the […]

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