Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Great things on the abacus

I recently found the Homeschool Math Blog. Since Math is a not my strongest point, I need all the help I can get. The author uses an abacus with her kids too and gives instructions on how to teach different concepts with it. Today I worked with Christian on division on the abacus. We did word problems like there are 80 M&Ms and 10 people, if they split them up evenly how many M&Ms does each person get. We are also working on place value, so he figured out that he could have eight rows of 10 and he just counts his rows to get the answer. I was showing some of these things to David and he was impressed. I wish we had an abacus when we were just starting math.
We are also working on an art project that ties in with the whole ocean, shark theme. We bought a sheet from Goodwill and the boys are turning it into an ocean scene.

Credits: Art 101 by Linday Jane Designs

Credits: Hook Line & Sinker by Little Miss Liz, buy the kit and get the add-on free, Alpha: Tagged Tiny Alphas by Angie Kovacs
September 10th is a dollar day deals at Elemental Scraps.

9 comments:

Amy Passmore said...

Stopping by from DST. Love your banner!

Sara E said...

I bet they are having the best time painting that sheet since there is so much space.. how fun

AfriDigiDiva said...

Those are the cutest layouts! For the longest time, I thought I was the only one who scrapped homeschooling moments. Glad to see I'm not alone.

Eve said...

That is a vry cool idea for the math!! Your LOs are adorable!!

Elaine said...

Looks like they are having a ball painting the sheet, cute layouts

Jan said...

Wow, cute layouts! Good luck with the math. I used to be great in math, but now that my kids are coming home with questions about algebra and geometry, I am finding out how easily one forgets!

Laura said...

The art project looks like fun!

Angie (mighty-nice) said...

Hey - did you update your banner? It looks great! Hats off to you for home-schooling - I couldn't imagine being that organized! Visiting from IL via the DST blog train - come find me here: htpp://isladeangela.wordpress.com/

Sandra said...

You made great pages