January 10, 2012

"Mom, did we do math today?"

Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
I am participating in Homeschooling Hearts & Minds Virtual Curriculum Fair. This week's theme is Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and some Science. This theme can include anything to do with mathematics, mathematical thinking, numbers, arithmetic, symbolic logic, critical thinking, and math-y sciences (physics, chemistry, etc.). 

Yes, you did. Math is all around you.

With a couple of learning disabilities in our house, we tend to do math a little differently. We have found that Math Mammoth works great with my two dyslexics. They are able to move at their own pace, and that makes all the difference.

Dragon is using a Glencoe Mathematics text book that we bought second hand last year.

We also make sure that we make math fun. We do a lot of hands on math. It might be a lesson in  symmetry,   or even planning our vegetable garden.

If you have a chef in the family, like we do, there is a lot of math in the kitchen.

If you have a child handy with tools, there is math in that as well.

If you have a gifted artist in the family, guess what...yep math.

We have played some marathon Monopoly Games lately. 

We are currently working on saving money for our Disney World Trip this fall. We are doing a lot of counting money and clipping coupons.

This is how we incorporate math into our daily lives. How do you do math?

For many more wonderful ideas, grab a glass of water and head over to Homeschooling Hearts & Mind.

Here are the other wonderful blogs that are taking part in the Virtual Curriculum Fair:

Math Lapbooks---Virtual Curriculum Fair Week 2 Angie Wright @ Petra School
Virtual Curriculum Fair Week Two: Discover Patterns, Mathematics, Logic and Some Science by Leah @ The Courtney Six Homeschool
Our Choices For Math by Melissa @ Grace Christian Homeschool
A Magnificent Math Manipulative by Letha Paulk @ justpitchingmytent
Our Math Choices - Virtual Curriculum Fair by Tristan @ Our Busy Homeschool
Math Literature?!?! by Christine @ Crunchy Country Catholic
Learning Math at My House by Jessica @ Modest Mama
Math Using Hamburger Paper by Debbie @ Debbie's Digest
Math Facts or Fun? Why Not Both! by Beth @ Ozark Ramblings
Heart of Dakota- The Fine Details- Part 2 Science by Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles
Learning Math Block by Block by Laura O in AK @ Day by Day in Our World
Plugging Along with Math by Cindy Horton @ Fenced in Family
What's Working and What's Not: Math Edition by Leann @ Montessori Tidbits
Math Anyone? by Cindy @ For One Another
Ahh, Math. by Nicole @ Schooling in the Sun
Flying Without a Parachute: Math with no Curriculum by Pam @ Everyday Snapshots
Math in Our Homeschool by Christine T @ Our Homeschool Reviews
Math, Math, and More Math by Dawn Chandler @ tractors & tire swings
Thinking Mathematically- How I Choose Math Curriculum by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset Discovering Patterns: Math, Logic, and Some Science by Christa Darr @ Fairfield Corner Academy The Science of Math by Brenda Emmett @ Garden of Learning
"Mom, did we do math today?" by Chrissy at Learning is an Adventure
Math, Math, and More Math by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory


Susan said...

Great post, thank you for sharing how you study math without really trying. ;0)

And thank you for contributing to the Virtual Curriculum Fair.