Monday, November 17, 2008

Shakin' it Up!!

B-Bop LOVES Math and she does well with it. Now that she has been introduced to all of the different ways to find her answers I wanted her to brush up on her memorization skills. We started today with dice! She would roll them and whatever numbers they landed on she would write down the equation...that turned out to be easy peasy so we moved on to just yelling out the answer as quick as we could when the dice hit the table... Again that was way too easy...
So we moved on to dominoes (they go up to 12 + 12). As she would build her rows to tip over she wrote down the equations and figured out the answers, again our goal being memorization! She made all sorts of swirls, shapes, zigzags, and my personal favorite...SANTA'S SLEIGH!...
I left her for a few minutes to play on her own and I came back to this...
Although I will never expect her to have a quick recall of what 93 + 29 equals, it totally made my day:)



6 comments:

Dana said...

Very nice idea, Aly! I love the dominoes and how creative B-Bop was on addition. I'm going to try this with J. He needs help with memorization too.

Thanks for the comment on my upcoming playdate concern. I agree with you and plan to go ahead with our plan to meet. When it all boils down we are just two moms wanting the best for our children.

Panamenos said...

I have a little booklet of dice and card games to practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. I'd be happy to make you a copy of it if you want. They are all pretty easy and kids like them.

Looks like she is doing great!

Aly said...

That would be wonderful Jenny! Thank you! I always appreciate your advice and tips!!

The Bach 9! said...

You guys are awesome! I love your new homeschool blog. It gives me ideas and lets me know all the fun things you are up to!!

Shannon said...

FUN!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to try some of these things! Xaria loves to add! We have started doing some subtraction, but adding with dice and dominoes - GENIUS!!!

Betsy said...

She is so dang talented. I love that little gal..