The Worth of a Challenge

If you give a child a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a child to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
But if you teach a child to learn, you feed him for a lifetime
and he doesn't have to just eat fish.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

math fact mondays!

OK, so I know it is Tuesday and this should have been here yesterday, but we're moving so it's been a little crazy around here and will be for a while......
Anyway, I found a great printable that is responsible for Jacob's break through in math facts and has helped little Benji count like a champ...I found the number family printable from Home Grown Hearts. She has a lot of options for it and I printed off the ones with the white number spots. She also has some great ideas and extensions and much more.

we took the ones that would count up high enough for the sums of the math he was doing and then used our red counter beans to do the facts worksheet that came with our Saxon math program.

this worked great for us by first adding the first number of the math sentence and then adding the second part of the sentence....after than just look under your last bean and you have your answer.

*hint* make sure you don't place a counter on zero or it will mess you up....also you can use this same concept for subtraction which we will be doing next week.
Jacob really liked this method and really had some great connections to the concepts. We hope you'll try it too!

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