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# What is your child working on in Math?

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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My fifth grader is reviewing last year and brushing up on factoring.

My first grader is working on addition and trying to transistion from using counting blocks to doing it in his head. (We may give up and move on to subtraction with blocks. WWYD?)

by on Oct. 17, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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by on Oct. 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM

My 4 yr old is working on adding and subracting and comparing #'s etc. My 2 yr old is doing shapes and colors and a bit of # recognition (along with my 4 yr old). We are also working on properly counting beyond the teens.

by on Oct. 17, 2011 at 2:58 PM

We just did a review this morning on "greather than, less than, equal to"...

by on Oct. 17, 2011 at 3:44 PM

We are using Math U See (HIGHLY RECOMMEND), right now they are working on adding in their heads. They've done +2 facts, +9 facts and they just finished +8 facts today and with each they learn Algebra with it too. (Like 8+X=15)

They are 5 & 6 years old.

"Oppression of spirit is not on
the public school curriculum. Rather, it's a noxious by-product produced
while stewing schooling in a pot w/ unions, administrators,
multi-billion dollar budgets, state education departments, and school
boards, then letting politicians control the heat." Linda Dobson

"When you want to teach
children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are
little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly,
providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and
thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's *if* you
want to teach them to think." ~ Bertrand Russell

by on Oct. 17, 2011 at 3:54 PM

lets see the 13 yr old and two 14 yr olds are working on algerbra

the 11 yr old is doing lots of division

the 10 yr old is times table right now

we use saxon

by Bronze Member on Oct. 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM

My 10 year old is working on fractions, and after two days he has it down pat, I can't find anything in math that usually after a few days of doing he can't do or has trouble with.  We are just using whatever for now.  I haven't decided on any one type of curriculum, as we are starting all over, and letting him deschool for a bit.

by on Oct. 18, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Ive been teaching my 6yo how to add/subtract numbers over 10 using her fingers. So I say 20-4. She thinks 20 and holds up 4 fingers and counts down to the correct number. We also started working on families. So 4+6=10, 6+4=10, 10-4=6 ect. We just finished studying calendars, months, and days. So we are going to not focus too much on that and move onto time and clocks. This is for integrated curriculum purposes.

by on Oct. 18, 2011 at 10:17 AM
Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

We are using Math U See (HIGHLY RECOMMEND), right now they are working on adding in their heads. They've done +2 facts, +9 facts and they just finished +8 facts today and with each they learn Algebra with it too. (Like 8+X=15)

They are 5 & 6 years old.

Is Math U See really expensive? We are using Life of Fred right now, but my daughter will start geometry soon. I want to make sure her curriculum is challenging.

Mom of Laura-my 13 going on 30 angel, and 10 year old Nathan, the happiest kid in the world who happens to have Asperger's.

by on Oct. 18, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Quoting carolkey74:

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

We are using Math U See (HIGHLY RECOMMEND), right now they are working on adding in their heads. They've done +2 facts, +9 facts and they just finished +8 facts today and with each they learn Algebra with it too. (Like 8+X=15)

They are 5 & 6 years old.

Is Math U See really expensive? We are using Life of Fred right now, but my daughter will start geometry soon. I want to make sure her curriculum is challenging.

No, it's under a \$100, which to me is a very good price. =D

"Oppression of spirit is not on
the public school curriculum. Rather, it's a noxious by-product produced
while stewing schooling in a pot w/ unions, administrators,
multi-billion dollar budgets, state education departments, and school
boards, then letting politicians control the heat." Linda Dobson

"When you want to teach
children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are
little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly,
providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and
thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's *if* you
want to teach them to think." ~ Bertrand Russell

by on Oct. 19, 2011 at 8:18 AM
Addition and subtraction, weighing (I really should get a good balance instead of my homemade one!) and spelling the date (which she already knows how to do all of this, but I decided to start at the beginning and review instead of starting midway through the book)
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by on Oct. 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM
For addition, we are using linking blocks, and flash cards, as well as lots of practice.
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