I re-discovered some photos I took of my now 7 year old, who when he was 4 had this habit of creating near perfect and very complex symmetrical models with things like Duplo and Hama Beads. It’s interesting to reflect on it now. I would often speak to him about the symmetrical things he created,
A full hour of #maths right before bed with #triominos #unschooling #unschool #homeschooling #homeeducation #homeeducator A photo posted by UnschoolMe (@unschoolme) on Dec 18, 2016 at 3:26pm PST Sometimes we will dip into worksheet type activities for maths and writing, not too often. And most definitely not when the kids are really not up for
I’ve become a bit obsessed with Cuisenaire Rods. I’m currently learning what can be achieved with them and trying to figure out casual and fun ways to learn with them.
I’m developing a bit of an obsession with how to teach maths and I’m using this blog to take notes as I go. I’ve been spending countless hours researching better ways of teaching. I’ve convinced myself that the way school teaches math just isn’t much fun. Not only that, it’s totally (or mostly) irrelevant in
We’re trying out a new maths program with my boys. Ben called me for help on a question and we kept getting it wrong. The question was about selecting factors of 48. There were several numbers to choose and we kept missing one of them out. So I got my calculator out to double check
Recently Ben and I have been making up stories as we go along at bed time. He loves it and we always have a bit of a laugh. Last night we were talking about a planet. And monsters. And there being a ‘billion’ baddies. 10,000 baddies were then killed. Then another 10,000. We were trying