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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri

11.21.2011

Look What I Found! (Math)

I happened to be going through some school books, and came across this Math house that I used with Jack around 8 years ago.  It had a quarter inch of dust on it because it was sitting on the top of a big book shelf.  So I dusted it off for Eva and Joy.  They were quite excited to play with the felt numbers and sticks.  I really like it because the girls get a visual of the number houses that cannot have more than 9 in each house.  They seemed to catch on pretty quickly.  So, in this picture I asked Joy to "do" the number 46.


As you can see, Joy has the 4 bunches of 10 in the Ten House, and she is counting out 6 sticks for the Ones House.


Joy was successful, so we gave Eva a turn for the number 30.  See the problem?  She did not realize it until she actually put the sticks in the house and could see that they did not make 30.


Eva is very good at transposing numbers and letters.  If I ask her to pick out the number 76 on the chart, she'll usually pick out 67 instead.  Now that she realizes she makes this error regularly, I can see her mind working overtime when I ask her a question.  She's a little slower to answer, but I'd rather she get it right than get it fast.  She has come a long way from not even being able to combine a consonant with a short vowel just this time last year.




5 kind words:

Ashley

I love it!! Oh my this would help us out tremendously.

I think about you a lot. I know you are so proud of your two oldest. I know I am going to blink and our oldest will be headed out of the nest. It must be hard and a celebration at the same time. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Ashley

Open Air

That looks great! It can be so hard for kids to grasp the base 10 system. This visual looks like it will really help! I'm glad they're enjoying it.

Vicky

I loves the math house. What a fun learning tool!

Football and Fried Rice

I just love it when learning is fun! My kids live digging out old school stuff too!

Eva

What fun!

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