I'm sure many of you all, like us, have taken this week off from homeschooling. We started our break last Monday and it will continue through to this coming Monday. We have also traveled to see our families so we are in full vacation mode. I'm hoping we'll be ready to begin with a fresh start after a two week break!
I'm also working on some math plans for our fresh start. I need to plan some new math adventures for us as a family. We have been working through some concepts on measurement so I'd like to plan more activities with those concepts using various resources.
|Our kids love pattern blocks- this was something R10 and J5 worked on together.|
E12 will be starting Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology very soon and I've been reading ahead in that book. I'm anxious to do some good old fashioned biology with him at the same time and how I'll work out that life science focus in the rest of our unit study homeschooling environment. I'm also excited to use the advanced tile set with him for our Equate game. We'll see how that goes...equations with exponents!
I8 will be memorizing multiplication facts and R10 will be working on improving her speed in regard to computations. I8 also received the younger student Math Dice so we can work on more mental math with him without the sums going so high.
I'd like to do some Family Math activities from the various level books I have and to redo my Math on the Level excel chart which somehow I did not save correctly. This gem of a form schedules out the 5-a-Days for my kids based on what concepts I mark they need to review. Very handy!
When I finish some of these thoughts, I'll report in again- I brought a stack of math books and resources with me and I'm hopeful I can etch out some planning time. Until then we are still vacationing which does not afford me much blogging time. I hope you all have been enjoying your families as well!
Do you have any math goals for your fresh start this new year? Leave a comment and share them with us!