MY PROFILE
Welcome, Guest.
Please sign in or you can click here to register an account for free.
Did not receive activation email?
Email:
Password:

Refer-a-Friend and earn loyalty points!
FORUM NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

[21 Oct] EEECF News: Get 30% Off from Hoffman Academy! (More...)

[22 Sep] The EEECF is now registered in the UN and we now accept donations! (More...)

[13 Aug] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) is now a registered charity on AMAZON SMILE! (More...)

[12 Aug] ALL-NEW Transportation & Traffic Category Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[21 Jul] Get 10% off our NEW Actions and Motions Category Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[14 Jul] Get 10% off BrillKids Books! IT'S THE BRILLKIDS SUMMER BOOK SALE! (More...)

[25 Jun] BrillKids store and website now available for viewing in Arabic! (More...)

[09 Jun] Get your Russian Curriculum for Little Reader! 10% off introductory price! (More...)

[09 May] Free Little Reader, Price Changes, and Promotional Discounts! (More...)

[28 Apr] Get BabyPlus Discount Coupons at the BrillKids Coupon Redemption Center (More...)

[13 Mar] Get your FREE Chinese Curriculum Update for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Feb] FINALLY, introducing our Spanish Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Feb] We're looking for Content Checkers and Testers for our Arabic Curriculum! (More...)

[10 Feb] Volunteer with the Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[24 Jan] Check out our NEW Thai Curriculum Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Jan] Get Discounts from BrillKids Product Partners! (More...)

[10 Jan] Introducing our New Category Pack: Exotic & Wild Animals! (More...)

[27 Nov] Sign up for our LR Spanish Beta Testing Program (LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!) (More...)

[19 Dec] Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! NOTE: BrillKids office closed on holidays (More...)

[16 Oct] Announcing the WINNERS of our BrillKids Summer Video Contest 2013! (More...)

[04 Oct] Get Little Reader Touch on your Android device! (More...)

[19 Jul] BrillKids products now available for purchase at our Russian Online Store! (More...)

[31 Jul] BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013 - Deadline EXTENDED to August 31st! (More...)

[20 Jun] Join the BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013! (More...)

[17 Jun] India Partners: BrillKids products now once again available in India! (More...)

[22 Apr] Little Reader Touch Version 2 Now Available (More...)

[21 Mar] French Curriculum available now for Little Reader! (More...)

[16 Apr] Spain Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Spain! (More...)

[07 Feb] Update to Little Math Version 2 now! (More...)

[07 Feb] Check out the *NEW* BrillKids Downloads Library! (More...)

[27 Feb] Singapore Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Singapore! (More...)

[20 Feb] Vietnam Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Vietnam! (More...)

[22 Jan] Important: About Sharing License Keys (More...)

[07 Nov] Update to Little Reader v3! (More...)

[19 Oct] We're Looking for Translators for our Little Reader Software (More...)

[15 Oct] More Right Brain Kids coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[25 Sep] CONTEST: Get A Free Little Musician by helping EEECF reach your friends and colleagues! (More...)

[17 Sep] Give a child the gift of literacy this Christmas: 20,000 children need your help! (More...)

[29 Aug] Little Musician wins Dr. Toy Awards! (More...)

[29 Aug] VIDEOS: Perfect Pitch at 2.5y, and compilation of Little Musician toddlers! (More...)

[09 Aug] Get Soft Mozart Coupons from the Points Redemption Center! (More...)

[03 Aug] Welcome NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Mela Bala, Mandabplus3, Kerileanne99, and Kmum! (More...)

[03 Aug] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5)! (More...)

[25 Jul] Bianca's Story - What happens 10+ years after learning to read as a baby/toddler (More...)

[27 Jun] Updates on our Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[27 Jun] Join the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5) (More...)

[04 Jun] Being a Successful Affiliate - Now easier than ever before! (More...)

[18 May] LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED! (More...)

[30 Apr] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest! (More...)

[28 Apr] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[20 Apr] Little Reader Curricula on your iPad or iPhone - now possible with iAccess! (More...)

[12 Apr] LITTLE MUSICIAN - now in OPEN BETA TESTING (with a complete curriculum) (More...)

[12 Mar] *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available! (More...)

[01 Feb] Join the March 2012 Homeschooling Contest: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[27 Jan] Join the BrillKids Foundation as a Volunteer! (More...)

[20 Jan] BrillKids Featured Parent: Tonya's Teaching Story (More...)

[17 Dec] Dr. Richard Gentry joins the BrillKids Blog Team! (Read Interview on Early Reading) (More...)

[08 Dec] Little Reader Touch promo EXTENDED + Lucky Draw winners (More...)

[01 Dec] Affiliate Success Story - How Elle Made $4,527 in Sales in just 30 days (More...)

[22 Nov] Little Reader Touch now available in the App Store! (More...)

[09 Nov] Winners of the September 2011 Video Contest (More...)

[01 Nov] Another free seminar and updates from Jones Geniuses (More...)

[16 Sep] SPEEKEE is now a BrillKids partner product! Get Speekee coupons at the Coupon Redemption Center! (More...)

[02 Sep] Little Reader Wins Another Two Awards! (Mom's Best Award & TNPC Seal of Approval) (More...)

[05 Aug] Little Reader Deluxe Wins the Tillywig Brain Child Award! (More...)

[28 Jul] LITTLE MUSICIAN beta-testing NOW OPEN! - Sign up here. (More...)

[14 Jul] Little Reader Wins Another Award! (PTPA Seal of Approval) (More...)

[13 Jul] Jones Geniuses FREE Seminars & news of Fall classes (More...)

[30 Jun] Little Reader Wins 2011 Creative Child Awards! (More...)

[11 May] The *NEW* Little Reader Deluxe - now available! (More...)

[06 May] Do you blog about early learning? - Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[21 Apr] Aesop's Fables vol. 2 - *NEW* Storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[15 Apr] BrillKids Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[08 Apr] Get READEEZ Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[06 Apr] The new Parents of Children with Special Needs board is now open! (More...)

[06 Apr] Join the Jones Geniuses online workshop for BrillKids members this April 21st! [FULLY BOOKED] (More...)

[04 Apr] Get TUNE TODDLERS Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Finally Here! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids on Facebook... We've MOVED! (More...)

[15 Mar] Get KINDERBACH Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[08 Mar] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, Your Baby and Little Reader Part 2! (More...)

[07 Mar] Please welcome our NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Skylark, Tanikit, TmS, and TeachingMyToddlers! (More...)

[04 Mar] Get BOCA BETH Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[22 Feb] Do you BLOG? Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[11 Feb] Affiliate Program – Use BrillKids Banners to promote your affiliate link in your blogs and websites! (More...)

[31 Jan] Important: Please Upgrade to Little Reader v2.0 (More...)

[26 Jan] BrillKids Blog - Criticisms of Teaching Your Baby To Read (More...)

[21 Jan] Share your Little Reader Success Story! (More...)

[08 Jan] Little Reader available on the iPad today! (More...)

[17 Dec] Aesop's Fables vol. 1 - New storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[13 Dec] Infant Stimulation Cards - New at the BrillKids Store! (More...)

[08 Dec] Christmas Sale: Give the gift of learning with BrillKids! (More...)

[29 Nov] Upgrade to Little Reader 2.0 [BETA] Now! (More...)

[19 Nov] Get Discounts for products from JONES GENIUSES! (More...)

[17 Nov] Join the HOMESCHOOLING CONTEST: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[08 Nov] Piano Wizard Academy Offer - Exclusive to BrillKids Members! (More...)

[23 Oct] Should music be a birthright? Is music education for everyone? (More...)

[20 Oct] Introducing the BrillKids Presentation Binder Set! (More...)

[12 Oct]Get to Know Other BrillKids Parents in Your Area (More...)

[14 Sep] Teaching your kids about music - Why is it important? (More...)

[10 Sep] The new ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE Collaborations board is now open! (More...)

[10 Sep] Meet other BrillKids Members In Your Area! (More...)

[27 Aug] Traditional Chinese Curriculum Add-On Pack for Little Reader - Now Available! (More...)

[20 Aug] Little Reader Chinese Curriculum Add-on pack - Now Available! (More...)

[5 Aug] Take Advantage of our Special Affiliate Program Promotion! (More...)

[3 Aug] Encyclopedic Knowledge Categories for FREE, made by all of us! Please join in! (More...)

[16 Jul] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, your baby and Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Jun] Be a BrillKids Affiliate and Get Rewarded! (More...)

[24 Jun] Need help from Native Speakers of SPANISH, RUSSIAN and ARABIC for Little Reader curriculum!

[01 Jun] Deadline for Submission of Entries for the LR Video Contest - Extended Until June 30! (More...)

[19 May] Facebook "LIKE" buttons are now in BrillBaby! (More...)

[25 Mar] Introducing the all new Little Reader Deluxe Kit from BrillKids! (More...)

[18 Mar] More Signing Time Coupons available at our Forum Shop! (More...)

[11 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Coming Soon! (More...)

[09 Mar] Little Math 1.6 and Semester 2 are now available! (More...)

*

Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
Author Topic: How do you teach math facts?  (Read 6071 times)
Digg del.icio.us
Lolobride
**
Posts: 66
Karma: 9




View Profile
« on: July 14, 2013, 08:05:26 PM »

Hi,

I wonder, how do you teach your children math facts? Like addition and substraction up to 10 by heart?

My older DD can count to 100, skip count 2s, 5s, 10s, do simple additions and substractions up to 10 with her fingers or with other things. But she doesn't remember the facts, unfortunately, even though, we do it often.

I have Flash Cards for teaching these facts, but she just doesn't like them.

How did you do it?

Thank you for your answer :-)

Best regards,
Lolobride




Logged
Lolobride
**
Posts: 66
Karma: 9




View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 08:06:07 PM »

Forgot to mention: she is 4.5 years old.

Logged
mom2bee
****
Posts: 315
Karma: 25




View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 12:08:00 AM »

Seems like you need to check out Giggle Math, a review was recently published in the forums by Kerilanne99 and the website is here.

There is also a book called 2 + 2 is not 5 that covers addition facts.

I don't have hands on experience with either product, but I learned about Giggle Math from the review and I have heard a lot of good things about the book 2 + 2 is not 5.

Logged
Korrale4kq
*****
Posts: 921
Karma: 134
Baby: 1
Latest: 4y 10m 14d



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 02:54:23 AM »

Giggle math looks fantastic. And I think it would work with my son because he loves games. Definitely google it and watch little Alex (3.5) play. But I am not sure it is the fastest way. It would certainly be the most fun! The program is meant to take a year with a 4-8 year old. If you are adjusting for EL it could be longer.


As far as the fastest way to teach facts I would use a system like Jones Genius Dot Matrix or Touch Math.

Logged



http://littlemanlogic.wordpress.com/

JJ is 4 years old.
Math: Spectrum Math 1st Grade, Go Math 1st Grade, Ray\'s Arithmetic, Fit Brains (adult)  Splash Math 1st and 2nd grade, Math Mastery, Modu Math.
Reading: Writing, and Math Grade K, Reading for the Gifted Student 1st Grade
Buddy Reading: Little House on the Prairie
Writing: Letter School, Kumon Let\'s Paste/Color/Fold/Cut, Draw Write Now.
Science: BFSU, Peter Weatherall, Real World Science, A First Look Science, Science School weekly class.
History: CC Timeline.
Music: Little Musician, Kinder Bach, Joy Tunes Piano Wizard
Spanish: Elementary Spanish
Americana: Liberty\'s Kids
cokers4life
****
Posts: 270
Karma: 69
Baby: 3
Latest: 3y 1m 17d



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 05:12:44 AM »

Giggle Math does look awesome.  It's going on the list of must buy for my youngest.    But I did finish the entire Mammoth Math grade 1 with my recently turned 5 year old.   It took us around 9 months to finish because we took a couple of breaks from it, but we did every single page and every single problem (Warning...its a lot).   I did not flash one math fact card, and he knows all his subtraction and addition math facts fluently.   He also played a game on his LeapPad that reinforced his learning as well.  He is now learning multiplication. 

What I learned with Mammoth Math is to go through every problem in order and if you need to be manipulative dependent with an abacus or feeding cheerios to dolls, that is okay.  I found the results to be the same.   We used manipulatives for the first book and by the second book, he was doing them in his head or with his fingers.  Then at the end of the second book, he was doing two step word problems in his head.  I found Mammoth math's systematic approach through the math facts to be incredibly thorough.   Its an open and go book, so it is so easy to use.    There are lots of samples, so print them out and give them a try.   I use the Light Blue series.  http://www.mathmammoth.com/complete/grade_1.php

Hope that helps.

Logged
Kerileanne99
*****
Posts: 646
Karma: 134
Baby: 1
Latest: 4y 10m 16d



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 05:27:38 AM »

There are definitely lots of fun ways to teach math facts, and games are definitely some of my favorites. As others have mentioned, the GiggleFacts are a lot of fun, and we used programs, RightStart games, apps, and board games, among other things.

I think it depends on where you are in your math program. It sounds as though you already have a math program but just need to solidify those facts for fast recall.
I actually don't think that flashcards are the way to go for young kids memorizing facts. Don't get me wrong, it does work, but I think that the amount of time it takes (especially as they will get bored FAST!) isn't worth it. It is an opportunity cost for me, primarily because I think that it takes longer for them to get to the point where they can translate that to paper with understanding and the fact that I want them to enjoy what they are doing!

We did Jones Geniuses math in the beginning to familiarize her, and eventually did RS A and B, working on facts with the RS games. Most of the games you will need to work on addition/subtraction facts can be done with a deck of cards! One of Alexs favorites was a card game called 'Go to the Dump', a RS variation of Go Fish. Instead of making pairs of identical cards, the idea is to pair up card combinations where the sum is 10. I find this works really well with the idea of Singapore number bonds, and it really helped Alex now that we are using Singapore math. RightStart has a demonstration video of Go to the dump on their YouTube Channel. They also have card games like addition memory, and another favorite of ours, addition and subtraction war. Addition war is simply dividing a stack of playing cards into two piles, one for each player. Then each player further divides their stack into two piles. Then both players flip over two cards and find the sum/difference. Whichever player has the greater sum/difference takes all the cards in the hand. The game is over when one player has all the cards...or when mom says that's enough, in which case the winner is determined by the tallest stack:)

http://youtu.be/7d8ZvoES5U8

Here is another thread where I (and others) listed some more of our math fact games:

http://forum.brillkids.com/teaching-your-older-child/basic-math-facts-saxon-afterschooling-a-second-grader/

And one thing, if you like the GiggleFacts math, it is very inclusive.and while I know that it says a year for the program? Not for an EL Kid! I would be it could be mastered in A couple of months with daily play.

If you want to purchase a math games set for ALL operations and had to choose one set, I would choose the RS set. It is designed to cover a lot more and will grow with your child. The games aren't as cute and flashy, but are mostly fun and do work.



« Last Edit: July 15, 2013, 05:30:26 AM by Kerileanne99 » Logged

Alex\'s YouTube Channel: BabyBibliophile
Lolobride
**
Posts: 66
Karma: 9




View Profile
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 07:51:25 AM »

Wow, thank you so much for the good ideas and links. I will check them out!

Yes, I also thought, flashcards are not the best way. She doesn't like them at all!



Logged
lzp11
****
Posts: 296
Karma: 60
Baby: 2
Latest: 3y 2m 26d



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 10:36:35 AM »

There are some great ideas here - we are at a similar stage.

But.... any advice for a child who doesn't really like to play games and is not particularly fond of worksheets either??!!! 

We are currently doing "app-maths" because it's the least stressful (and most enjoyable) way for us to approach maths.  We are having a rest from rightstart at the moment.  but might try to restart it soon.  In the meantime, we do 10 problems from each of two different maths apps (maths skill builders https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/maths-skill-builders-primary/id541619420?mt=8, splash math kindergarten (nearly finished) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/splash-math-kindergarten-fun/id600426787?mt=8 and then 10 problems using the ipad soroban app Know Abacus)

It's not much but we do it daily and are making steady progress.  But in terms of really learning maths facts, I'm not sure if it's enough.  Any other ideas or inspiration would be most welcome!!

Logged
Korrale4kq
*****
Posts: 921
Karma: 134
Baby: 1
Latest: 4y 10m 14d



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 03:22:56 PM »

Check out the jones genius dot matrix.
Or YouTube Touch Math. Similar concept. I prefer JG because there are no double dots.

Logged



http://littlemanlogic.wordpress.com/

JJ is 4 years old.
Math: Spectrum Math 1st Grade, Go Math 1st Grade, Ray\'s Arithmetic, Fit Brains (adult)  Splash Math 1st and 2nd grade, Math Mastery, Modu Math.
Reading: Writing, and Math Grade K, Reading for the Gifted Student 1st Grade
Buddy Reading: Little House on the Prairie
Writing: Letter School, Kumon Let\'s Paste/Color/Fold/Cut, Draw Write Now.
Science: BFSU, Peter Weatherall, Real World Science, A First Look Science, Science School weekly class.
History: CC Timeline.
Music: Little Musician, Kinder Bach, Joy Tunes Piano Wizard
Spanish: Elementary Spanish
Americana: Liberty\'s Kids
Kerileanne99
*****
Posts: 646
Karma: 134
Baby: 1
Latest: 4y 10m 16d



View Profile
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 04:59:59 AM »

Izp11-
Let's see if I can help with some of the more unusual, non- 'game', non-worksheet things we did to memorize addition/subtractions facts. I think your oldest is more active like mine, so maybe some of the physical methods will work better:)

1) mandabplus3 shared a truly great album of math facts songs that Alex enjoyed, especially whilst jumping on the trampoline. https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/addition-songs/id316086214

2) if she is up for a bit of artistic work, one of our favorite ways to do math is in the windows! Crayola makes some amazing window markers that have some amazing effects. Our favorite are called Crystal Effects, and are great for combining vertical writing work, math, and art:)
http://www.amazon.com/Crayola-Window-Markers-Crystal-Effects/dp/B006E5TAFQ/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

3) if she likes the idea of community service/feeding the poor, there is an amazing website called Freerice.com. They donate food to the hungry fro each correct answer, and the kids can keep track of how many grains of rice they have donated. This has made a big impression on Alex.

4) reading living math books! We make sure to include AT LEAST one living math book into our bedtime reading, as well as non-fiction, fiction, and primary science. I really believe this makes a huge difference and helps introduce topics and extra practice that simply would not fit into our schedule anywhere else.
You can find living math books by topic. Here are a couple of our favorite lists.
www.livingmath.net
www.the-best-children's-books.org/math

5) Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop has a free download called 'Mr. Pig's Magic Math' and 'Storm the Castle' that she might like.

6) try allowing her to design art of her own with neat math facts ( I had to put those in nearly for Alex) and hanging them on the ceiling above Alex's bed. She would stare at them as she was going to sleep, saying some to herself. There is something amazing about putting them into your brain just prior to falling asleep, then allowing them to process whilst she is sleeping.

7) car-schooling...all I can say here is that a captive audience is great! Math facts music, mom reciting, whatever!

Cool math facts hopscotch- give a problem and let her hop to the answer. We worked on listening skills at the same time, as in asking her to hop or proceed in a specific way. A funny story: Alex decided that hopping backwards was negative numbers, and thus learned to add and subtract combinations of positive and negative numbers in this manner with no fuss and lots of giggles.

9) Kakuru puzzles- these I had never heard of but found online. You can print them for free. They are similar to crossword puzzles but use numbers instead of letters. Some double as logic puzzles!

10) ball toss- get a light ball or balloon, and toss from one person to the next. Say a math fact, toss the ball, and the person catching it has to say the answer before tossing it to the next person. We actually started this game with Alex as a tiny tot with counting and geography (we used a blow-up earth ball and did continents, oceans, capitals, etc.) now I know that you can purchase inflatable balls with math facts printed on them, such as these:
http://www.amazon.com/American-Educational-Products-HUB1410-Addition/dp/B000CBWVQS/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1373950835&sr=1-7&keywords=inflatable+math+ball

I actually think it simpler and more fun to inflate a balloon and tey to keep it off the ground. You can use a marker to write whatever facts you are working on directly onto the balloon.

And of course, all apps and computer programs are not created equal! There are SO many free math fact sites that might catch her interest whilst gaining some simple computer skills. If Alex gets to use a mouse, she suddenly becomes willing to try all sorts of new things:)

Ah! And I have a ton of ideas and things we accumulated to practice her multiplication tables, but I guessthat should be another post altogether laugh

« Last Edit: July 16, 2013, 05:01:44 AM by Kerileanne99 » Logged

Alex\'s YouTube Channel: BabyBibliophile
Korrale4kq
*****
Posts: 921
Karma: 134
Baby: 1
Latest: 4y 10m 14d



View Profile
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 05:16:26 AM »

James loves to build things with dominos. We use those for math fact play. We have the dominos upside downa and we pick one up and see who can add or subtract the 2 sides first. Whoever gets it firt (i give him a little bit of time of course) gets the domino. They make dominos up to 15 dots each side.
We also lay it flash cards and match dominos to the cards. Dominoes are great for learning doubles.

I think James' favorite math game involves doing math with playing cards. I give him a plus or minus symbol and lay down 2 cards to make an equation, James flips the cards and figures out the answers. We have used several strategies. He used to use Cheerios. This was very rewarding and motivating at snack time. He then started counting the spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds on both cards. Now he just counts up or down with one card.



Logged



http://littlemanlogic.wordpress.com/

JJ is 4 years old.
Math: Spectrum Math 1st Grade, Go Math 1st Grade, Ray\'s Arithmetic, Fit Brains (adult)  Splash Math 1st and 2nd grade, Math Mastery, Modu Math.
Reading: Writing, and Math Grade K, Reading for the Gifted Student 1st Grade
Buddy Reading: Little House on the Prairie
Writing: Letter School, Kumon Let\'s Paste/Color/Fold/Cut, Draw Write Now.
Science: BFSU, Peter Weatherall, Real World Science, A First Look Science, Science School weekly class.
History: CC Timeline.
Music: Little Musician, Kinder Bach, Joy Tunes Piano Wizard
Spanish: Elementary Spanish
Americana: Liberty\'s Kids
Korrale4kq
*****
Posts: 921
Karma: 134
Baby: 1
Latest: 4y 10m 14d



View Profile
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 05:21:10 AM »

I did find this video today.

http://youtu.be/825G-Ntbsdk


Logged



http://littlemanlogic.wordpress.com/

JJ is 4 years old.
Math: Spectrum Math 1st Grade, Go Math 1st Grade, Ray\'s Arithmetic, Fit Brains (adult)  Splash Math 1st and 2nd grade, Math Mastery, Modu Math.
Reading: Writing, and Math Grade K, Reading for the Gifted Student 1st Grade
Buddy Reading: Little House on the Prairie
Writing: Letter School, Kumon Let\'s Paste/Color/Fold/Cut, Draw Write Now.
Science: BFSU, Peter Weatherall, Real World Science, A First Look Science, Science School weekly class.
History: CC Timeline.
Music: Little Musician, Kinder Bach, Joy Tunes Piano Wizard
Spanish: Elementary Spanish
Americana: Liberty\'s Kids
Tamsyn
*****
Posts: 547
Karma: 126
Baby: 5
Latest: 0y 7m 7d



View Profile
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2013, 02:58:11 PM »

Starfall.com's math content is great.

Playing with cuisenaire rods and math-u-see blocks have helped.

Abacus training has helped my older two to visualize their math facts and being able to think of numbers in terms of 8 being the same as 5+3.  They also memorized number "friends", like in relation to 5, the numbers 4 and 1, and 3 and 2 are friends.  In regards to 10, the number friends are 9+1, 8+2, 7+3, 6+4, and 5+5.  They aren't quite visualizing the math yet, but abacus training has really helped them.

We also have math games we play from the book "Math Games and Activities".  That was such a golden thrift store find!

We like mathtacular and my kids are very drawn to the manipulatives.  Free play with math manipulatives has probably been the most helpful thing for my kids.

This post may be helpful:  http://www.professional-mothering.com/2013/05/math-resources.html

Logged

lzp11
****
Posts: 296
Karma: 60
Baby: 2
Latest: 3y 2m 26d



View Profile
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 08:34:36 PM »

Wow some great ideas! Thank you everyone  smile

Keri - thanks so much for such detailed suggestions. I know that E will love the window art idea. She absolutely loves any kind of art project. The only question is whether she will be willing to tear herself away from creating window art masterpieces to do any maths at all  LOL

Tamsyn - great suggestions. And we have more Starfall already. I forgot about the maths part!

Using a soroban and RS has definitely solidified the 5+1,2,3,4,5 combinations.

We have also covered number bonds to 10 in a couple of ways: the Thinkout app http://thinkout.se/
And the song (sung to row row row your boat)
9 and 1 are number bonds
8 and 2 are friends
7 and 3, 6 and 4
5 and 5 are twins

I have lots of new ideas now. I also like the unifix bonds which can be used like cuisinnaire rods crossed with a rightstart abacus. I think our next step will be to re-cover Little Friends of 5 (number bonds to five) in preparation for soroban regrouping.

There are so many different methods for learning math facts!  It can get overwhelming.  I'm guessing that all methods used consistently will get there. I'm not in a big rush - I want to make sure they make sense to her at the same time.  This has been a good reminder to me to be creative and keep re visiting different goals. I may make it a summer project to look at (but not necessarily feel pressured to master) math facts to 10 in different ways.


Logged
crunchynerd
*
Posts: 8
Karma: 2



View Profile
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 08:49:17 PM »

We use a soroban abacus, but keep a straight-10 (10 rods with 10 beads each, that move across instead of vertically) big primary-years abacus for my toddler to play with, and sliding the beads across, one additional bead per rod, shows the relationships very nicely, in a way that can be internalized. Internalizing is very different from mere memorizing, and I agree that memorizing, though it gets results (if the result you want is a right answer without thinking), but is less robust a way to learn. Instant recall can happen as a result of repeated manipulation and internalization, and that way, it stays. That which is merely memorized can be forgotten.

Learning the inverse relationships within 10 is very important to ease of mental math, and ease of abacus use. (Inverse numbers meaning, 7 and 3 are the flip sides of each other with relation to 10, and so are 6 and 4, 5 and 5, and 2 an 8, 1 and 9)

That makes knowing that adding 6 can mean adding 10 and subtracting 4, or that subtracting 7 can mean subtracting 10 and adding 3 back, easy.
Best wishes!

Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
 
Jump to:  

Recent Threads

by allthatiam, Today at 08:41:41 AM
by ashah3, Today at 03:42:16 AM
by cheerymom, October 23, 2014, 10:46:10 PM
by sonya_post, October 23, 2014, 10:44:13 PM
by A_BC, October 23, 2014, 02:17:06 PM
by andreasro, October 23, 2014, 06:14:38 AM
by MarthaT, October 23, 2014, 12:27:29 AM
by Micklereed, October 22, 2014, 11:09:03 PM
by Micklereed, October 22, 2014, 10:22:28 PM
by Maria Shukri, October 22, 2014, 08:50:33 AM
by congphucpqn, October 22, 2014, 04:28:40 AM
by Mandiraa, October 22, 2014, 01:37:26 AM
by PokerDad, October 21, 2014, 09:28:35 PM
by ELeducation, October 21, 2014, 08:43:25 PM
by ELeducation, October 21, 2014, 06:18:47 PM
Page: 1/4  

Recently Added Files

Animals-Chinese - Animals-Chinese by littlegrape, Oct. 17, 2014
Shapes - Teach your baby some basic shapes. Unfor... by FABmom, Sep. 27, 2014
Numbers 1-10 - Teach baby to count from 1-10. Unfort... by FABmom, Sep. 27, 2014
Ancient Egyptian Vocabulary - I made this lesson to go with some 3 Par... by Kballent, Aug. 19, 2014
Ocean Animals - I made this lesson to go with some 3 Par... by Kballent, Aug. 09, 2014
Sight Words 50 - Sight Words - Fry\'s List 41-50 with aud... by ShenLi, Aug. 06, 2014
Country Maps 5 - Country Maps Part 5 by ShenLi, Aug. 06, 2014
Country Maps 4 - Country Maps Part 4 by ShenLi, Aug. 06, 2014
Paintings - van Gogh - Vincent van Gogh\'s famous paintings... by ShenLi, Aug. 06, 2014
Paintings - daVinci - Leonardo da Vinci\'s famous paintings... by ShenLi, Aug. 06, 2014
Page: 1/3  

Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 101524
  • Total Topics: 15640
  • Online Today: 155
  • Online Ever: 780
  • (October 24, 2012, 11:17:59 PM)
Users Online

TinyPortal v1.0.5 beta 1© Bloc

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Home | File Downloads | Search | Members | BrillBaby | BrillKids | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2014 BrillKids Inc. All rights reserved.