Showing posts with label math. Show all posts
Showing posts with label math. Show all posts

Friday, September 11, 2015

Math Dyslexia

Malik often experience issues with mathematics. Somehow no matter how much he tries, he struggles with the multiplication tables. We have been studying the facts for years using flash cards, songs etc.

I am aware that he has a form of Dyslexia but never thought it crossed with his math until now. It is important for math to sound interesting to him. To effectively teach I have to, adopt new techniques.

This week he practiced his 3's time table. 

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Math Vocabulary

With Jaedan entering middle school this year I want to focus on math vocabulary. My plans are to spread the terms out over the course of the next few years as he works his way through Pre-Algebra. 

Vocabulary instruction is essential to effective math instruction. Not only does it include teaching math-specific terms such as "percent" or "decimal," but it also includes understanding the difference between the mathematical definition of a word and other definitions of that word.

You can find the above vocabulary cards here

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Resistor's and LED's



Today the boys learned how Resistor's work and the theory of OHM's Law. They worked on a LED circuit on their Arduino's to get a better understanding.







Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Learning Arduino With Dad

Recently we purchased an Arduino Uno R3 Microcomputer Kit to add to our Makers Lab. Below are some highlights of the boys with their dad coding and experimenting with the computer.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Circumference, Diameter and Radius



The boys working on circumference, diameter and radius of a circle for robotics.


Friday, October 17, 2014

EV3 Sensors



This evening was filled with lots of excitement. Jaedan got two of the sensors to function correctly.




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Closet Makers Lab

During the summer I collected lots of material for our STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) elective class. I wanted to have a dedicated area for the boys to utilize the material. We live in a townhouse without a basement so I had to think outside of the box. I decided to convert a spare hallway closet into our makers lab. Now they have a place to be creative and everything is in arms reach.

I purchased clear containers to keep the activities separated and organized.

How do you encourage creativity in your home?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Math Power Towers

Math Power Towers is another awesome math game I found online. Father and son tested their skills at multiplication. I wonder who won....

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jenga Math

I am always looking for new ways to reinforce multiplication. So what better way to do this than to play Jenga Math. I found this idea on Pinterest one of my favorite places to find new activities. The boys really had a blast playing this game.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Place Value Battleship

We are working on place value in our math studies. I searched the internet for a fun game to reinforce what they are learning. They really enjoyed playing this game and I look forward to them playing it more in the future.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cursive Writing Memory Work

I noticed that the boys were struggling with their cursive writing. I made this daily worksheet and laminated it for them to put in their notebooks. They are required to copy writing the tables rotating daily. On the flip side is their multiplication tables which they are required to copy daily.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Great Start With Math Interactive Notebooks

Don't you just love it when your Monday starts out great. Well today was that kind of day for us. The boys got up on time and we jumped right into our studies. First up bible study which went very well. Then it was time for us to tackle math. Last week I gave the boys a math review test to see what they had learned and retained. Testing them helps me plan my lessons for the rest of the year.

After reviewing everything it was time for me to put the information to use. We are utilizing interactive notebooks they help to take big ideas and processes and break down them into logical, sequential, and much more manageable parts. My oldest started Algebra this semester and having these notebooks really has been a blessing. It takes a lot of time putting them together but the support they have been to my children has been priceless.
Since I have multiple children at lower grade levels, I made a notebook for me to reference as well.

Linking up with: HHM

Monday, November 11, 2013

Discussing His Score

Sometimes when you sit back and observe your children, you can see how far they've come. Today after my youngest finished his math he went to get his brother so he could see his score. It was nice to see the boys reviewing and discussing his score. Homeschooling the boys has brought them closer together. They all want to see eachother succeed.