Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Math (as of July 2011)

We've put a full stop on our Christian light Education math adventure. We had a while last year where we did math in our own way, it's titled "Unschooling math" and slowly but surely the crutch of workbooks and texts we had used before found their way back into our rotation where now we have recently found ourselves using CLE with their flash cards (though still doing the math games for fun times together). But I want math, all of math to be a fun adventure! I want it to be something the kids connect to their lives not just a book you have to sit through to answer problems or facts that have to be mastered.
Don't get me wrong, CLE is a great program. My girls have been doing great with it. So why  fix what might not seem broken? Because it is broken in my mind if they are not having fun doing it. Our schooling is to be an enjoyable journey, nothing to suffer through over here.

So while we wait for our Life Of Fred books to arrive the girls are doing a mix of:

-Random color by number sheets of facts/fact families/math concepts.
-The Number Devil (Skylar read this, enjoyed it and is happy to read it again)
-Playing our math games

There are other great math re-sources for others who don't want to use something traditional. I'm going to post those separately for any who may be interested.
Happy Homeschooling!

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