|One of our math resources- this is a great book for working with several kids of different skills and ages.|
|In this lesson, I was giving them differing amounts and asking them to find as many ways as they could to come up with that amount.|
|R11, in 6th grade, could find the most and this was a great activity for her.|
|She ran out of money before she ran out of ideas for combinations. Note that I used REAL money!|
|This year my focus with him is on handwriting. However, he wants copywork more and I found success with a word list. I think his drawings of the coins look pretty good too!|
This is a typical math day right now. We are focusing on money and decimals to start the year. Once the lesson is over, the older kids do their "5-A-Days" which is a set of five practice problems I give them based on what they need to review. I use the MOTL auto spreadsheet for this. Basically, it's an Excel spread sheet which I used to list out the concepts my kids have already been taught. Then when I tell it how often I want it reviewed, it generates a daily list of what types of problems my kids get each day for that week. It's a slick piece of programming let me tell you!
In another post (soon) I will explain the math concept target lists (the ones in my planner) and how I use them to design instruction and guide our way through the math year. I'll explain how often we do lessons on new concepts vs math adventures and how we record it all.