- There are different ways to approach this math series. You can do one concept start to finish.
- You can have all the series and move through the first book of each, then the second, followed by the third and so on.
- Or you can simple do what feels best for your child.
Book 1: Fraction Concepts
Book 2: Multiplying and Dividing
Book 3: Adding and Subtracting
Book 4: Mixed Numbers
I felt that after Fractions we would move to Geometry. Grace completed half the series.
Book 1: Lines and Segments
Book 1: Lines and Segments
Book 2: Circles
Book 3: Constructions
We began Measurement. It made sense for us to jump around a bit to make sure that she was getting review in each concept. She completed books 1-3 of Measurement.
Book 1: English Units of Length
Book 2: Measuring Length and Perimeter Using English Units
Book 3: Finding Area and Volume Using English Units
In measurement she reviewed area, perimeter and volume. There were several problems that called on her knowledge of common denominators from the fractions study.
Because Grace plans to intern this winter at WSCU, I want to make sure she has a solid understand of the concepts of mean, median, mode and range. When I googled what area of math this technically falls under it comes up as pre-algebra, so that is what I cam calling it! In order to give her a life application to this, I ask her to collect the forecasted high and low temperature for our area of CT from multiple sources. Using this data, she calculates the mean, mode, median and range daily. Being able to manipulate data is critical for what Grace plans to do so she is beginning to work with her father, who is an expert in the program Excel. More to come on that later.....
Then there are always the consumer math experiences. Grace and Greg have a Saturday tradition of shopping at Trader Joe’s. Recently Greg taught Grace about unit cost. Let me back up by saying that during these trips they usually purchase a chocolate bar (or two) and those are my treats during the week. When they are gone, I know they are gone until the next Trader Joe’s trip. I will not purchase chocolate for myself during the week. Imagine my distress when Grace realized it was far more cost efficient to purchase an entire 1lb bar of chocolate rather than one or two little bars! I was dismayed. Don’t these people realize I have no will power? Don’t they remember that I won an award for worst Mother of the Year when I ate every single piece of my child’s valentine candy without their consent? There is no way this candy bar can be opened. No. Way. It sits still in the kitchen cabinet unopened. Yup. Love life math lessons.....