I re-discovered some photos I took of my now 7 year old, who when he was 4 had this habit of creating near perfect and very complex symmetrical models with things like Duplo and Hama Beads. It’s interesting to reflect on it now. I would often speak to him about the symmetrical things he created, … [Read more…]
A full hour of #maths right before bed with #triominos #unschooling #unschool #homeschooling #homeeducation #homeeducator A photo posted by UnschoolMe (@unschoolme) on Dec 18, 2016 at 3:26pm PST Sometimes we will dip into worksheet type activities for maths and writing, not too often. And most definitely not when the kids are really not up for … [Read more…]
I hunted down images that could be used for practical symmetry activities and I came up with this. 52 pages of symmetrical worksheet activities to challenge your kids! From letters, to Lego, to Minecraft to geometry and various random other images…hopefully there is something for everyone here. Download PDF (52 pages) Or view the images below. … [Read more…]
We can visually teach our kids alot about concepts of maths. They won’t know that it’s called fractions. Nor will they know the rules about adding/subtracting with common denominators. They can understand that many parts can make one. This is just one example – a lego duplo train. Each train is the same size, but … [Read more…]
My boys are Minecraft mad. As a result I’ve developed a strong interest in pixel art. I’m learning and figuring out how to create things related to maths. These are a Minecraft sword and axe picture along with a symmetrical activity to try.
I’m learning about teaching maths through Cuisenaire Rods. I learn by doing and publishing, I find it helps my thought processes. Expect a series on this! It doesn’t get easier than this. Get a set of Cuisenaire rods out and start playing with them. If the kids don’t play, then start creating something yourself and … [Read more…]
I’ve become a bit obsessed with Cuisenaire Rods. I’m currently learning what can be achieved with them and trying to figure out casual and fun ways to learn with them.
I’m developing a bit of an obsession with how to teach maths and I’m using this blog to take notes as I go. I’ve been spending countless hours researching better ways of teaching. I’ve convinced myself that the way school teaches math just isn’t much fun. Not only that, it’s totally (or mostly) irrelevant in … [Read more…]
My boys are Minecraft mad. It’s December. I looked for some Minecraft snowflake templates and couldn’t find any. So I created some. This is how they came out. I quite like the result of the Minecraft sword, at first glance it really isn’t apparent what it is. Download Minecraft Snowflake Template (PDF)
We’re trying out a new maths program with my boys. Ben called me for help on a question and we kept getting it wrong. The question was about selecting factors of 48. There were several numbers to choose and we kept missing one of them out. So I got my calculator out to double check … [Read more…]
Recently Ben and I have been making up stories as we go along at bed time. He loves it and we always have a bit of a laugh. Last night we were talking about a planet. And monsters. And there being a ‘billion’ baddies. 10,000 baddies were then killed. Then another 10,000. We were trying … [Read more…]
Print, cut, design, fold then glue this car figure together.