Friday, March 30, 2012

Math Tip

Last year I found a nugget for helping elementary age kids learn math. 

After the lesson when they are doing their practice problems/homework and they have a number of the same type of problem,  demonstrate how to do the first problem to them. Actually take the pencil and the workbook/paper and say the steps out loud as you do them and have the child watch.  Then have them do the next problem. 

Keep doing that for the remainder of that lesson.  You do a problem then the child does one.

The next day you could do that again or do one and have the child do two and then repeat that. This seems to be especially helpful with concepts that are hard for the child to grasp. 

If you try this, leave a comment and let me know what you think.  I actually learned it from a company called Little Giant Steps which we used last year with positive results.

On another note....My friend, Tara, pulled out her camera at the ball fields and realized that my kids are hams!

Levi (by Tara)   

My computer skills are improving.  Embarrassingly, when Tara sent me these pictures I didn't know how to save them to a file so I could upload them to the blog.  It took a few tries, but I finally figured out how to download the pics, save them in a picture folder and find them again to post on the blog!!!  

Sophia (by Tara)

Jesse (by Tara)


  1. Your gonna blow up the blogging world! (-:

  2. Only if I continue to have a guest photographer!

    I need to schedule school pics with you!

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