Summer 2015 – Pit Stop #6

Throughout Summer, I review with my daughter Rosie the math concepts she learned in Kindergarten. A few minutes of Math. Daily. And every Sunday, I write a “Pit Stop” to help you follow our journey. And join us. 

Welcome to Pit Stop #6. What have we been doing this week  ?

Exploring the decimal system – This week, I just took the time to check, on the spot, some of the Standards Rosie studied in Kindergarten last year. After all, it is the main goal of our Summer journey, reviewing K Standards ! For instance, we compared the ages of the members of our family to discuss number comparison, we wrote numbers on the ground with the stick, on paper with all kind of markers, to review number writing, we counted forward begining from a given number.

We found a fun place to review ordinal numbers : while we were waiting in line. Pick a person in line, and describe him/her to your child. Your child has to tell the position of that person in the line. Then, pick a position (i.e the 9th person in line), and ask your child to describe the person. Pretty fun. Not to mention that it keeps your child busy while you are waiting. Always a bonus.

Word problems – We played the addition/subtraction game I described earlier this week (here). And we added another step: inventing a problem that could match the equation. I did not expect Rosie to enjoy inventing story problems from an equation so much. As I said before, it may require a little bit of practice, but it seems quite rewarding afterwards. I am curious, have you tried?

Measuring – Was looking for the perfect opportunity … that never happened.

Classifying / representing data – Nothing significant this week. Rosie decided to classify the marbles we used to practice addition, but that’s all we did on classification.

Geometry – We went on a 3D hunt similar to the 2D hunt we did a few weeks ago, and I will write a separate post in the next few days about it. But in the meanwhile, start looking around for 3D shapes and see what your child can identify !

That’s the end of Pit #6. Hope it helps !

Would love to hear from you !

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