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Quoting mem82:

I think we will work on memorization of facts and working with Legos. This approach works best with my son.

Quoting paganbaby:I'm checking out some real world math for 8yo ds.

Some examples.

Sonny has 3 nerf guns. You have twice as many. How many guns do you have?

I'm at the store and see a 4 pack of rootbeer on sale. I buy 5 packs. How many cans of rootbeer will I have?

The best way for my son to do math is to put it in real world terms. If I write an equation on a peice of paper, he'll freak out and swear he can't do it. But if I make it like this, no problem. In fact he prefers to do the math in his head. He really doesn't like paper,lol.

Quoting Precious333:

What would that look like for multiplication?

Quoting paganbaby:I'm checking out some real world math for 8yo ds.

I think that 3rd/4th grade is the average level for multipliation. Age isnt as relevant as readiness though.

I did research on the math in Singapore and they are quite rigorous. They have math clubs, use math websites, have a lot of math "homework". They made extra workbooks to compensate somewhat for that. Those teachers in Singapore are also highly trained for teaching mathematics. So that math program will never fully capture "Singapore Math".

I LOVE Singapore Math so I do use it, but do not use that math program all on its own.

There are some great memorization games. The easiest one I can send you off to look at is the Rightstart math games on Youtube. Easy to do at home or you can order just the math card games from the company (without buying the whole Rightstart Math program). There are also a ton of real world scenarios you could come up with through the week.

He hates math by the way...

Quoting paganbaby:Some examples.

Sonny has 3 nerf guns. You have twice as many. How many guns do you have?

I'm at the store and see a 4 pack of rootbeer on sale. I buy 5 packs. How many cans of rootbeer will I have?

The best way for my son to do math is to put it in real world terms. If I write an equation on a peice of paper, he'll freak out and swear he can't do it. But if I make it like this, no problem. In fact he prefers to do the math in his head. He really doesn't like paper,lol.

Quoting Precious333:

What would that look like for multiplication?

Quoting paganbaby:I'm checking out some real world math for 8yo ds.

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- Precious333

on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:32 PM