It's either too easy, or too hard, or they explain it wrong, or they.. whatever... Its just been a touch of a battle for far too long. I've bought curriculum, reviewed curriculum pieced things together.. Done the gambit. He's learned a few things along the way, but it's a battle I don't wish to fight any longer.
About a month ago I won a curriculum fromEducents called Matholia. Now the battle is gone. See those yellow stars? My requirement is that you simply get yellow stars on everything. Doesn't have to be perfect (three stars) but you need to at least attempt the material. NOW sometimes they don't explain the math concept well so we then turn to Khan academy, but all the basics for grade five math are here.
For practicing his different math operations we have these neat pages of minecraft characters that he colours in. He has the fun of making minecraft pictures while practicing his math...though apparently we MUST FIND a dark grey pencil crayon.
To make math different on Fridays we do one of two things.. work on his interactive math journal or play math games. Click images below to learn more.
From a lad learning about wind currents using a fan, string, paper and popsicle sticks to a more formal program of learning about machines in motion with God's Design curriculum. It all works here. It's fun, it's hands on and is just a great subject and SO easy to incorporate throughout our day.
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