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
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