Cutting shapes.

Figure out different ways to cut out shapes from a quadrilateral. Task Supplies: paper, pencil, scissors and a straight thin object (pencil or ruler). What to do: We start with a non-convex quadrilateral like in the picture. With a single straight line cut (your child can place the straight rod on the paper instead of... Continue Reading →

Dienes shapes.

Make a chain of shapes where the next one differs from the previous by one feature. This activity was from Math from Three to Seven, although I couldn't find the shapes anywhere so I made my own. Dienes shapesDownload Task 1: build-up Supplies: paper, colored pencils What to do: 1) tell your child we are... Continue Reading →

Definitions and shapes – Part 2.

Learn more about shapes: rhombus (diamond), parallelogram, and squares. This one is more about sets and sorting. First, I will start showing the "mindset" videos from youcubed.org. Nia is very smart (I am biased) but she gets frustrated very easily and doesn't think she is any good because she compares herself to her older sister.... Continue Reading →

Definitions and shapes.

Learn more about shapes. Count shapes. If you have been reading my posts (thank you!), you probably know I am reluctant to dictate or impose my reasoning. Sometimes though, it is necessary because we need to define things. Task Supplies: paper, pencil, scissors. Draw shapes on (triangles, squares, rectangles, quadrilaterals). You can cut them out... Continue Reading →

Table reading & permutations

This activity is a primer for being able to read tables. I have planned a few activities where we will do addition and multiplication tables. The activity was taken from Math from Three to Seven. Task 1 Supplies/Preparation: You will need 16 cut-out shapes and can enlist your child to help with the preparation -... Continue Reading →

Circle 2. December 8, 2019

Attendance: Bel (7), Tuh (7), Tari (6), Nia (4), and Bab (4) Like last time, I started with asking the kids to sort pictures into groups. But this time, I planned it so that some item(s) would belong to two or more groups. The older kids immediately put the broccoli and trees together. Then noted... Continue Reading →

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