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  1. Good morning all, I have a quick question I am hoping you experienced mom's can help with. For kinder we decided to have my 6 YO go to a charter instead of homeschooling. (It has to do with heath insurance reasons). I loved their curriculum because they use Spalding and Math in Focus for Language arts and math and my son enjoys science and they have it every day. Well the school is shut down for a while and my son was doing really well in math and I was wondering if there are any good math workbooks/games that we could do while he is out. I am not looking for online learning and that is what I am seeing on Facebook. It's not that I am completely against it, it's just he already gets SO MUCH screen time. I have the teachers manuals for math in focus K but none of the workbooks and honestly they look complex since they are meant for school. For reading we will continue with basic phonics and just a bunch of reading. (I have Logic of English A and B so we might do some of that.) I purchased that before we got into the charter. But I have no idea about math. I don't want him to loose what he is learned. To give you some ideas where they are he has learned about shapes, just started recognizing numbers to 100, basic single digit addition (number stories), and counting by 10. Any good resources? TIA! I really appreciate it!
  2. For a while now, I have wanted an all-in-one curriculum to work for me and my kids, ages PreK-6th grade next year. I tried Memoria Press and have looked extensively into Tapestry of Grace, Sonlight, My Father's World, etc. None of them seemed to be the right fit. I FINALLY realized that what I am really looking for is a BOOKLIST. We have our skill subjects pretty well covered with Singapore Math, WTM/IEW Language Arts, and MP Latin. But having great books already lined up for me for the year would be so helpful. Reading really brings our family a lot of joy, and I want us to begin to highlight our encounters with great IDEAS and CONTENT more in our homeschool. I'm mostly looking for: 1. Read alouds - history, science, biographies, literature, Bible, art, etc. read alouds for my 6th, 5th, and 2nd graders. We're doing MasterBooks biology science with our co-op and Story of the World 3 at home with Dad. I'd love some good books to supplement these subjects - related to our topic or not. I also want to bring a broader variety of subjects to our read alouds. I haven't read too many nonfiction read alouds over the years - we have great a ton of great literature and will continue to do so. 2. Books for my 6th and 5th graders to read independently. My 6th grader is a voracious reader so just keeping good books in stock for him is a challenge right now. My 5th grader is beginning to amp up his reading also. 3. I want to look more into narration and outlining and other ways to gain a rich experience with our reading as well. I've recently been drawn to A Gentle Feast, but I don't know if it is just more than I need. I have looked at Ambleside Online before, but I was hesitant about the books. (It is nice that it is free though :) Do you all have any recommendations for me? What am I looking for??
  3. I think there are just so many different variables. Good teaching is obviously important, and math education is pretty abysmal in a lot of schools. But the adolescent brain restructuring is definitely a thing, at least in my sample size of one! My younger daughter has always had pretty weak number sense, and we really prioritized that. For years. She preferred everything to be manipulatives or concrete examples, and really could not handle much if any abstract reasoning. We used Singapore Math and Beast Academy (but only the easiest problems from Beast Academy, and used Singapore Math the bulk of the time). We REALLY concentrated on mental math and she drew diagrams for many of her problems, up through 7th grade. Any time there was algebraic thinking, it was always in concrete terms (she pictured objects, so for 3x-7= 2 she would picture things like pencils. This year something just clicked. No different teaching - she just suddenly got algebra. And what's more her number sense really improved so much -- now she's able to do more complex mental math and makes further jumps than I can. And she finished a big growth spurt. 🙂 I definitely wouldn't have waited - I don't see any of that as time wasted and it wasn't painful. She also really is the type of kid that needs two to three passes at a subject to really get it, so I think we needed a lot of those years. I also think she would have been slightly doomed if she had stayed in school. It took a lot to undo three years of math damage. I never would have held back my son as math was literally what he lived and breathed for. However puberty never affected his reasoning in the same way, as he was thinking abstractly from a very early age. He hated manipulatives and picture problems. But then I don't see an early or late teaching dichotomy -- I see a spectrum of places that kids would fall and no hard and fast rule will apply to all kids, imo.
  4. I didn’t think we could use them as a model in an official way. More like how we can choose to use Singapore math. (Or we can potentially, personally to extent possible, try to more emulate Singapore, not to emulate Diamond Princess . ) What do you think would work?
  5. Doing a slightly over mid year update - Hits above are all correct 🙂 Yay, we had a pretty good list of hits this year. I think I would add: Mom Made Literature Units to this - we used MP's Lit guides for Little House in the Big Woods and Mr. Popper's Penguins and picked up TpT resources to add to Because of Winn Dixie. All of these have been great and the kids have enjoyed them AND their reading is growing by leaps and bounds this year. Beast Academy - we finished 2A-2D and started 3A. We'll be skipping around a bit from the geometry in 3A to fractions in 3D and then review multiplication again in 3B before going back to work through areas we skipped. The kids still complain when they are asked to think about anything 😛 But I think that Beast Academy is a really great way to reinforce and review the concepts they have already learned in Singapore Math as well as really challenge them. So I'm going to count it as a hit even if the kids might only kind of sort of agree with me (they do like reading the textbook). MP Latina Christiana - I wasn't sure about this when I wrote the last post but I'm moving it to a hit. The kids are actually learning some latin. They are telling me what words mean that they haven't seen before based on their knowledge of latin 😉 And this gets their Dad hands on teaching time with them which is a nice bonus. Misses Writing/Grammar- we DID drop Writing and Rhetoric Fable. My kids just were not feeling it at all. We've incorporated some grammar and writing in with our Literature units, but I'm still kind of floundering on this one. I think after we finish Because of Winn Dixie I'll pull out Write a Super Sentence from Evan Moor and go through that with them. I'd also like to add that choosing to do "latin as grammar" has not really worked this year. I should have picked a grammar curriculum and kept them working in it. I'm planning to use Treasured Conversations this next year.
  6. We have a Smith's which is part of Kroger. I prefer Smith's but Walmart has grocery pickup that accepts my payment method. Smith's prices are comparable and they have a wider selection. I've been to TJ a couple of times, but it is out of the way and parking is atrocious. There is some gluten free bread there that I liked, though. No Aldi's, no Costco. There is a Whole Foods, but that is on the rich side of town; I don't belong over there. I also sometimes will stop by Albertsons. I go to the local "Mercado" which is a coop. If I need to grab something quick, I'll stop by Walgreens as it's a couple minutes of the road. Slightly more expensive, but convenient. I've been working. A bit. Altogether, about 40 hours a week of ESL, plus Spanish. That's a lot of butt-flattening work! Because of the crisis in China, my ESL work has doubled and I'm working 3 companies a day, starting at either 2:50am or 3:30am. That's why you haven't seen me. I's tired. I been sleepin'. My Spanish Prek classes ended this week, and I'll only have two currently-running part B classes to finish, and one other session that begins Monday, going into March. I'm not sure of my parents' internet, so I didn't want to be committed to too many classes, just in case I have to rely on my phone hotspot. It's pretty set that I will be gone for a month. Dh's mom is coming to stay here so he doesn't have a panic attack and kill himself. Although, he (seemingly) did fine when we were gone with my parents on vacation in 2018. This is the whole reason we haven't gone anywhere: he's scared to travel, and he's scared when we travel. I'm taking the Core Knowledge books with me to read some history and science. We like the stories in the books, and I can pick and choose what we read about, and expand on anything if we want more information. I got books 2-4. I'm also taking La Pata Pita Vuelve (reading) and Spanish spelling, Singapore math, and Herbal Fairies books. There is a lot of land at my parent's and we want to see if we can find anything growing wild out there. Oh, I should probably take something for her to read in English, too. That's the plan; I'll see if anything is carried out. My mom already has plans to cook with me. We've...never cooked together... Sounds fun; I like to cook. So does Gymnast, so of course she'll be included. I'm still trying to declutter around here since MIL is coming. There is a lot to be done. Gymnast keeps asking when we'll start packing.
  7. My 3rd born will be doing Kindergarten this fall. He turned 5 in January this year and would be going into Kindergarten in August if he were in public school. We started doing PreK with him last year when he turned 4, so he has already learned his upper case letters. We are working right now on pairing up lower case to upper case and reinforcing the letter sounds as well as working through Singapore Earlybird Kindergarten Part B. Extrapolating out to August, here's what we will likely be doing: Phonics/Reading: Continue PDX Reading Specialist Dyslexia Toolkit Level 1 until ready to start Level 2. Add in Progressive Phonics, BOB Books, and other phonics readers. I have a copy of Reading Pathways as well if needed. Math: Finish Singapore Kindergarten Part B book and then start Singapore Math 1A and continue on from there at his pace. Also considering picking up Arithmetic Village to fit in somewhere. Writing: Print Path from Teachers Pay Teachers. I'm not sure in addition to this - I pushed writing too early on my first son and it created negative association with writing . I'd like to do slow and steady with this one. Probably lots of fine motor activities. Maybe a We Craft Box subscription to encourage fine motor activities. Religion: joining the rest of the family with the Great Adventure Bible Kids Storybook and starting CCD where they will utilize Image of God K Memoria Press Kindergarten Enrichment Behold & See K: Exploring Nature, Wild Kratts, Magic School Bus, Let's Read and Find Out books. He might tag along on history this year with my older kids, we will see. He is a very active and not entirely attentive listener.
  8. I'll have a 4 in March! I haven't considered him much yet. Probably Singapore Math K Essentials... maybe Phonics Pathways? He know his letter sounds already, but is so not ready to blend. Tagging along with his 1st grade brother. Playing with various siblings throughout the day while I work with the other various siblings! 😉
  9. I am having a really hard time deciding between Primary, Dimensions, or Math in Focus. (I'm not interested in Math Mammoth or the other 2 flavors of Primary.) This is for The Girl, btw. I need a good, well-laid out TM to teach me how to teach this. I have the procedure part down, pretty much. DImensions 5 isn't done yet. Not that it matters as she will need to start lower, anyway. Has the fewest books to juggle. Primary has difficult (to me) to use Home Instructor's Guides. Been around the longest, though. MiF is really expensive (and yes, I need the TM's). Does it add a bunch of stuff like the Common Core and Standards versions of Primary do? It seems to encourgae calculator use which I am NOT a fan of. Really public-schooly feeling. What says the Hive?
  10. I love the homeschooling without screens idea. 🙂 Overview for high school math courses for moms that need a brush up and are trying to figure out how to teach it (as in a session for algebra, a session for geometry, etc.). I would want to hear about the order of topics--when order matters and when it doesn't. I felt very confident switching up elementary math topics when we got stuck and needed to take a break from a concept, but when it came to algebra, I assumed things would build. Then I realized there are still a lot of discrete concepts (at least early on). Knowing how to skip something and come back later when you've beaten your head against a wall is a BIG help. An overview of graphing again--so much of my graphing of math in algebra made no sense to me, but now, I can look at it and feel like I can ask the questions I didn't have words for in high school. Where the math goes with science--what kind of math concepts you need in chemistry, physics, etc. How to help your kid get the concept down and not just formulas--learning math vocabulary. I swear the vocabulary alone would be so helpful. I didn't learn math vocabulary in school much at all. Middle school math--this could go two ways. One for shoring up the elementary math one more time, and another for the kids who aren't necessarily ready for a full on algebra course but are very good at math. I think that shoring up the elementary math talks are currently more readily available. I am not against courses that pitch a product if I know ahead. The worst is when the session seems to be something universally applicable, but there is a cliffhanger that involves getting their product. There are potential products that I might have used and now refuse to because of this kind of session!!! I do think there is value in having a session aimed at discussing a specific product if it's a niche product vs. one of many lit programs. (For instance, we use some intervention materials that are meant to be used with student-appropriate literature, and knowing the overview of the product and how it achieves what it does is invaluable.) Special needs stuff is generally helpful, but it is hard to know where to focus given that kids are kind of all over the place, but if you specialty is math, it would help narrow things. Math "tricks" can be cool--like 101 ways to take a math concept and use it to it's full extent from early math to high school math. I think Mr. D or someone gives a talk on factoring that does something like this. But there are quite a few little concepts I've picked up using Singapore math that are widely applicable and really helpful. When I was using Dimensions Math with my son, it as interesting to find out how to solve square roots (and cube roots, etc.) without resorting to guess and check. My son's math tutor was delighted to find out about this, and I haven't met other people who know how to do this. But it's so useful and so common sense if you play with factoring numbers down to their primes. Those kind of things are really powerful, I think. In fact, a whole session on how to avoid guess and check would be nice. It's like the math version of sight words that really could be taught with phonics, IMO, and I HATE it. I would also attend a session on how to reliably and consistently solve number pattern problems in algebra. I stink at it. This too! I think most conferences are going to dictate the length of your sessions. I would totally do a long session (with a potty break) for certain subjects though, such as an overview of algebra for rusty moms. In the program, titles that match the actual content help. 🙂
  11. Process Skills in Problem Solving (Fan Math) from Singapore Math You might need to go back a little to get the full picture of bar models if you are unfamiliar with the method (or google some stuff), but these books are set up nicely.
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  13. Saxon really focuses on teaching procedures, but isn’t strong in teaching problem solving skills or concepts, so I would use the time to work on those. Problem solving skills could be learned with old Math Kangaroo tests. If she prefers a more lesson-based format, then Zaccaro’s Becoming a Problem Solving Genius might be a good introduction. Singapore Math’s Challenging Word Problems book could be a more typical school-y option. Some issues of MathMania from Highlights would also work. Concepts could be played with using something like Amazing Math Projects. If you just want review and practice, then using Prodigy Math’s Online game could work. If you want a fun, creative supplement, then Math and Magic in Wonderland would be a good fit at that level. So would Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School.
  14. I've only started posting in the AL forum. I appreciate it when people with accelerated kids post in both places, because it shows that, even though they may be ahead in some areas, they may be on-level/behind-level in others. I don't know if it helps anyone else, but it is reassuring to me! DS10 (6th grade) Math: AoPS intro to algebra Logic: continue w/ Blast Off w/Logic series and misc. Mind Benders books. Science: Astronomy/Earth science (w/help from DH, an astronomy teacher) History: Medieval-Early Renaissance, using Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Story of Science, and Light to the Nations P1; reading lists from Living Math U2 Latin: finish Little Latin Readers & start Henle; also considering Portuguese Saturday school. Language arts: Spelling Workout F; Grammar for the Well Trained Mind (2nd time through); Writing With Skill level 1 Literature: assigned books from the WTM reading list plus whatever else he wants to read, he usually has several non-school books going at once Sports: He plays sports fall, winter, and spring. We will put in place a daily workout routine of bodyweight exercises and cardio, maybe add in some readings and call it "health class". Misc.: He'll keep working through Code Combat for Python coding; typing program online; he's going to start some weekly cooking & baking lessons with me; we will learn some needlepoint skills together as a family (he's already a knitter). I need to find a way to fit piano and/or saxophone lessons into the budget (possibly online) DS7 (3rd grade) language arts: First Language Lessons 3, Spelling Workout C, Zaner-Bloser 3 handwriting, copywork/narrations/dictations across the curriculum math & logic: Beast Academy 3, books from LivingMath U2, MindBenders/BalanceBenders/Math Analogies/etc. history: SOTW2 / read alouds from LivingMath U2 literature: read-alouds from the WTM recommendations (to go along with SOTW2), plenty of read alouds, audiobooks science: astronomy/earth science (WTM recommendations) Latin: start Little Latin Readers, possibly Saturday Portuguese school misc: This kid need plenty of unstructured time for following his own rabbit trails -- he pulls random nonfiction books off of DH's shelves and reads until he either doesn't understand anymore or gets bored; he's self-teaching Python, BBC Micro:Bit, and Raspberry Pi, etc. What he really needs is an organized physical activity, but his social anxiety won't let him join teams. Maybe piano lessons. DS5 (1st grade) phonics: finish Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading math and logic: Singapore Math 1A/B and MindBenders-type books language arts: First Language Lessons 1, Writing With Ease 1, and Spelling Workout A, Zaner-Bloser 1 science: (along with DS7 & DS10) earth science (library books) & astronomy (led by DH, an astronomy teacher) history: (along with DS7) medieval & early renaissance (SOTW2 & lots of library books) misc: he's playing soccer & maybe t-ball, weekly trips to the library, continue speech therapy weekly at the public school; maybe cub scouts; practical cleaning/cooking lessons; start CCD; possibly Saturday Portuguese school
  15. I'm hoping for some help here. Would love to hear your experiences and opinions!! I have a 13 year old daughter who completed two units of Videotext algebra. Her twin brother still uses it, but she didn't like how the information was taught. She learns from reading and not necessarily from people talking to her. About 3 weeks ago she and I decided to stop videotext, which made her incredibly happy, and moved on to the art of problem solving pre-algebra book. She works about an hour and a half to two hours a day and is learning a lot. In these 3 weeks, she has completed two chapters of the book. I have tried to encourage her to use the videos on the website, but it's a challenge to get her on the computer. She just wants to read the book and figure it out or ask me. I'm concerned about moving on to the algebra book. She may not be as independent as she is now. She really likes math, but I wouldn't consider her gifted or too accelerated in math. I'm worried she would get stumped and would need more help from me. I'm hoping to do less math with the twins so that I could focus more on the little ones. I still work on science, history, and language arts (MCT) with them and need to have something for them to be more independent. We did Singapore math through 6B and then some Dolciani (pre algebra), and then Videotext. I don't want to jump around again with her and would love to stick with the art of problem solving curriculum. So I guess my question is...can the algebra book be done independently, even for a child who is somewhat advanced in math and a strong reader?
  16. I always work through the workbook and then the stuff in the workbook, but as far as the reviews in the textbooks go, I usually copy them off (xerox the page) and then put them in a folder and on days I don't have the time to teach, I will pull them out for review. In other words, I keep on moving in lessons and pull the reviews out when I need something I can just pull out. Or if we are having a particularly struggling topic we are moving slower on, it can be nice to just have a day with review. I do not save the workbook reviews for later. We do those as we go. I am wondering if others do all the reviews or if anyone skips them or skips some of them? We finished 4B today, except for some reviews in the textbook. There are still some pages in the workbook so we will be done by the end of the week. My question is, I still need to copy off the last pages of the textbook to put up for review later. Should I do that? I am the kind of person where once it is copied (used paper and ink) it has to be done. I cannot just toss it later, undone.
  17. We are finishing up Singapore Math 4B this week. We might take another week to review. I have a BJU Math 5 on my shelf. This is only because last child was doing it but we never went past the first chapter. That child just struggled with math and needed us to back up. The current child is good at math and whizzes right through it. I cannot help but feel like the BJU math should get used rather than purchasing a new book. The topics look appropriate. On the other hand, it seems like a bad idea to switch programs just because I already have something.
  18. I would make sure they are reading at grade level, my free lessons have tests at the end of the page to check and see. Even if they are, there is not a lot of good spelling information in most schools, you could do the syllables overview for spelling if they're reading at or above grade level. Reading/syllablesspellsu.html I would also make sure they know their math basics and review math to make sure there are no gaps. You can use the placement tests for Singapore math and Saxon math to find any areas that need work. Good luck!
  19. EdPo: I feel like I wasted a lot of money on BJU dlo packages this year. Remind me next year not to buy this stuff. Quiet Boy is down to just the science and history. The Girl is down to the spelling, science, and (for now) the math. I find this REALLY irritating. I always do this. SIGH! Can't send it back so chalk it up to stupid tax again. I just asked on the K-8 board if it is too late to switch The Girl to Singapore Math. Argh!
  20. Math: Singapore Math 1 Language Arts: AAS 1, copywork, finish OPGTR if needed, read alouds, and read books to his siblings and me History: maybe American History for Young Catholics Science: probably science encyclopedias, possibly tagging along with his older brothers while they do hands-on projects from a kit Spanish: tag along with older siblings using La Clase Divertida Religion: Bible, Catechism, saint stories Not sure what else, but probably something as this kid needs lots of project suggestions to keep him busy.
  21. Math: Singapore Math 5 Language Arts: AAS 5, Rod & Staff English, something for writing, The Treasure Trove of Literature 1 American History/Geography: Our United States of America Science: probably half of Harcourt Science 6, with hands-on projects with his 3rd grade brother (I'll probably buy a kit for them to complete together). Spanish: La Clase Divertida Religion: Bible, Catechism, saint stories Logic: Mindbenders For Fun: He spends a few hours or more every day using his Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and various electronics parts to make all sorts of cool projects. I might have him do a recorded course on computer programming through Homeschool Connections, too, if he is interested.
  22. Math: Singapore Math 3 Language Arts: AAS 3, Rod & Staff English, Dictation Day by Day, something more for writing, lots of read alouds and books for him to read History/Geography: Our United States of America Science: not sure, maybe half of Harcourt Science 4, hands-on projects with his 5th grade brother Spanish: continue La Clase Divertida with siblings Religion: Bible, Catechim, saint stories Other: Mindbenders, lots of Snap Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi projects with his 5th grade brother
  23. phonics: continue Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading math and logic: Singapore Math 1A/B and MindBenders-type books handwriting: Zaner-Bloser 1 language arts: First Language Lessons 1, Writing With Ease 1, and Spelling Workout A science: (along with DS7 & DS10) earth science (library books) & astronomy (led by DH, an astronomy teacher) history: (along with DS7) medieval & early renaissance (SOTW2 & lots of library books) foreign language: I'm considering Portuguese Saturday school for DSs 5, 7, &10 misc: he's playing soccer & t-ball, weekly trips to the library, continue speech therapy weekly at the public school, maybe cub scouts
  24. Whoops my bad. I was looking at the high school version, which is on clearance at Singapore Math. I'm in high school planning mode. Eek!! Lower Secondary is in stock.
  25. I've been pondering on this thread since it was posted, but today is the first time I've had 15 minutes and some quiet to respond. My math education was not great - I learned to do the work but I'm confident that I didn't learn it as well as I could have and there was little conceptual understanding unless a light bulb clicked on randomly. I wanted more for my kids. My older was shockingly good at math at an early age. It started with counting blocks as we put them away or counting how many times he could dribble a basketball (100 was always his goal). Then we'd divided the toys to be put away in 1/2 and we'd each do 1/2, then I'd say 'What if Grammy was here? How many would each of us put away then?', etc. We worked through oral addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication and division facts. I introduced variables, first with 'If I needed 11 cookies but had 5, how many more would I need? and then 'So if I said 5 + x = 11...'. Kiddo grasped negative numbers intuitively, and a friend taught him the idea of perfect squares over Christmas dinner. All of this was in pre-K, and all of it was oral. We started with Singapore math in K and did grades 2 and 3, skipping some of the repetition. The only snag was when we hit long division - kiddo could not understand the algorithm, which startled me because I'd never really had to 'teach' anything - a few tips, or a look at the example problem and he was off and running. I ended up explaining long division by saying what we were actually doing - in 137/4, you put a 3 in the tens spot because it goes 30 times. So, since you've accounted for 4 x 30, go ahead and subtract 120. Now, how many times does 4 go into the remaining 17?. Once that understanding was there, kiddo wrote a problem with several million divided by several hundred, asked if the same rules applied, and then did it. We stalled for a while at pre-A, because we were using AoPS and, while this kid grasped the math, the attention to detail wasn't there so we kept losing exponents. But, other than puzzling through some geometry together, this kid mostly teaches himself with occasional help. He clearly 'sees' the math in a way that I don't. Sometimes he gets stuck on hard word problems and other times carelessness is still an issue. But, at no point have I ever read one of those 'trains leaving going at different speeds, what time do they meet' questions and just 'seen' the answer. I can draw a picture, label it, write 2 expressions and then set them to be equal to solve the problem but I'd never just read it and know the answer. Right now we use a mix of AoPS and LOF and my kid likes that the same material can be taught so differently and that it's mostly self-teaching. I have put effort into teaching him how to write what he's just 'seeing' because, well, you need to learn to write math. My younger is not like this. She's actually really good at math and loved the way that Singapore teaches adding by forming tens (rather than learning addition facts) and felt the same about subtraction (Singapore teaches 'borrowing' differently than I was taught - if you have 23-9, for instance, and 'borrow' 10, you subtract 9 from the borrowed 10, then add the remaining 1 to the 3). So, even my non-math-loving kid was better at mental math at 6 than I was after my years in school (where I was told to count on my fingers). We spent a lot of time with cube blocks early on. It wasn't done as a fun 'clean up the blocks' think like with older because this kid didn't think it was fun (either the cleaning or the counting). But, as part of math, she was happy to use them and I think that it really helped her to see the tens, and see that 6x8 was 8x6. Interestingly, this is also the kid who taught herself the FOIL method of doing multiplication. We were doing 23 x 35 -type problems with the traditional set-up, and I said 'First you multiply the 5 x 3, then write the 5, put the 1 above the 2 to show that you'll add that 10 multiply 5 x 2, which is really 20 because it's in the tens, then add that other 10. Now multiply the 3x3, but it's really by 30...etc' and then she said 'So what I'm really doing is adding 15 + 100 + 90 + 600' and she insisted on writing it that way for a while. I figure at least it will make a bit of Algebra easier. ☺ But, this kid periodically hits a wall with fractions, particularly dividing by fractions. Mechanistically she can multiply by the reciprocal, and if asked, when dividing by 3/4, she'll reason through first you multiply by 4 to figure out how many fourths there are, then you divide by 3 to see how many 3/4 there are...and then on the next problem she'll say that she doesn't understand why you do it that way, even though she just explained it. I figure that time and practice will settle it in her brain eventually...I hope. With all of that being said, I've talked about my volunteer tutoring that I've done for the past 5 years. There are a couple of issues that I see working with these kids. First, some don't have any buy-in. They don't care if they understand, they just want to be done. All kids can be that way, but if it's constant and is the norm, I think it can be very hard to get the kids to 'wallow in it' enough to open their brains and let the concepts seep in. Something that I hadn't considered until I worked with these kids is that, without excellent classroom control, you can't use manipulatives at all. I love my unit blocks, but with some of the groups they would have become projectiles, or they would have stolen them. It's not a problem in my home teaching, obviously, but it was an issue that I hadn't considered. This may be why the kids spend so much time drawing to regroup. One one hand, I see the point, but I am finding that the kids become dependent on counting and quit thinking. Like, they'll draw 15 dots and then 16 dots and then count them all, and if they make a mistake they can't find it because the only way to check is to recount and it's tedious. I also struggle with how they are being taught several methods to do the same thing. Singapore math does it too, but it seems to do it differently (although it may be that I was just doing it with my own kids). Without conceptual understanding, the kids don't realize that they are doing the same thing in a different way and they get really confused. If you check their work and they see that you've arrived at the answer a different way than how they were taught, even if it's a way that they've done before, they think you're answer is wrong because they don't necessarily understand that you get the same answer no matter how you do it. There are also a lot of issues, as in every group setting, of moving on before some kids understand the basics. I can not overstate the awfulness of trying to help kids with long division when they don't fully know their +, -, and x facts. The number of times I've helped count groups of 6 going into 30something (not skip-counting, counting while holding up a finger every time we get to a multiple of 6)'s almost like it's 'anti-conceptual' because I think the kids feel like the adults are just pulling this stuff out of nowhere. This goes very against the grain of this conversation, but there is a part of me that thinks that some kids would be better off not trying to move much beyond algorithmic arithmetic work, at least for a whil, and maybe ever. I understand the problems with this, in that they'd be at a disadvantage if they want to move towards more complex math. On the other hand, they wouldn't be much worse off than I was when I finished school and I made it through calculus. 🙂 I also have concern with how they'd figure out what to do with which kids - I have seen struggling K-2 students have a developmental leap and become adept at disassembling and reassembling numbers as they move in the 3-5th grade range. But, I've also seen kids bang their heads against a wall for years on end, unable to completely wrap their heads around anything and unable to do simple arithmetic because they don't just learn the facts. They might be kids who would learn the concept after using the facts for a while, or they might be kids who will never develop the abstract skills to move beyond concrete arithmetic, but either way they'd still be better off being able to do the arithmetic even if they don't understand it. Some kids seem to be very poorly served by the 'once you understand it conceptually you can do a lot with it' because what seems to result, for them, is 'if you don't understand the conceptual background, all math will seem like magic and you won't be able to get the right answer, ever'.
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