# Do we HAVE to do math every day?

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I agree with you! There are two subjects that are done everyday in my house, and those are Math and English. We can skip anything else except those two.

Maybe try some real world math, give her a check book project, give her an amount (fake money :)) and make her grocery shop, or some conversions in a recipe. I was never a fan of math, but I enjoyed those tedious things.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

I haven't read the other replies and I'll probably be reamed a new one for this but, yes, math needs to be done every day. If there is ONE subject, above all others, that I feel needs to be done daily (to keep it fresh and ensure no gaps or lapses), it's math.

While I do agree that math is one of those things that takes a lot of repetition, I also believe the more fun it is, the better! I have always loved math and love to make it fun for my kids as well! One of my favorite memories is going into work with my dad before school and calculating numbers into different bases on his white-board.. because it was fun.. :-b

Math games are still math, so you're still covering the subject every day.

We still drill math facts on car trips. DH will start tossing out numbers and functions and the kids race to see who gets it right first. They groan, but they play!

Quoting AutymsMommy:I haven't read the other replies and I'll probably be reamed a new one for this but, yes, math needs to be done every day. If there is ONE subject, above all others, that I feel needs to be done daily (to keep it fresh and ensure no gaps or lapses), it's math.

I'm going to look into some other games, we have a couple but I don't think it's going to work to just do like three games over and over.

Quoting ablackdolphin:

Are you just doing worksheets? That's torture for some kids. Hands on manipulatives and games might be a better path.

*My Son's favorite subject is Math (and He's amazing at it!), but I would totally do this if I were in your shoes.*Quoting paganbaby:I personally would skip the worksheets and just do online math games, math board games, cooking and one of my favorites, shopping :-) As long as she's learning, it doesn't matter how.

Quoting puglove029:I agree with you! There are two subjects that are done everyday in my house, and those are Math and English. We can skip anything else except those two.

Maybe try some real world math, give her a check book project, give her an amount (fake money :)) and make her grocery shop, or some conversions in a recipe. I was never a fan of math, but I enjoyed those tedious things.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

I haven't read the other replies and I'll probably be reamed a new one for this but, yes, math needs to be done every day. If there is ONE subject, above all others, that I feel needs to be done daily (to keep it fresh and ensure no gaps or lapses), it's math.

I really feel like I need her to get those basics down better and I guess I just don't know how to make sure she can do basic math without using her fingers. None of the tricks that work for me have worked for her. Maybe we just need to play with manipulatives a lot more.

Quoting kirbymom:

Well, what all do you have him do in math? Do you have him playing any games with any of the math lessons? You don't have to have worksheets all the time. Math can be verbal too. Math can be cooking or playing mathematical games. Math can be jumping up and down on one leg. Or counting the pasta. Unless you are in algebra and up, you can do math numerous ways. You can even watch math videos.

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Julia on Sep. 11, 2013 at 7:38 PM