While word problem concerning her interests are fun and easy to write, I'm going the extra mile to write problems where she has to measure and cut and make patterns and anything else I can think of to make the math problems real. Really real...not just sort of real.
|I had R11 measure some items in her sewing world. I was really hoping for more decimals!|
|Measuring fabric to see if we can work in some division with decimals|
|Sometimes I'm just looking to have her convert fractions to decimals and work with the decimals.|
Here's something else I must admit now. I don't make printables. There. I said it. I know there are so many homeschool bloggers out there making beautiful printables with convenient downloading at the ready. It's not really my gift. Oh sure...I can make a worksheet...used to do it all the time. But, a printable is a step up with fun graphics and for me it is not a simple way to homeschool. I waste too much time looking through membership files and websites for the perfect sheet to match our lesson and often I come up empty handed. Sometimes I do find just the sheet, but then all this time has gone by.
So, I grab a sheet of lined paper and I create.
Fast, easy and not really professional at all, but we get to the doing. And that is what matters.