Here’s a little recap of what Mavi has learned of our Math lessons for the past weeks. And the best part of it is that Mavi has learned how to do mental calculations! Yehey! I’m so happy that he has discovered this all by himself. He’s like “I’m using my brains to count Mom”.
We are using Singapore Math workbooks, and we use manipulates as well. Read here if you want to know how we integrated workbooks and manipulatives. We’ve been using manipulatives for some time (Montessori and other learning materials) and now that he is older, we’re going to use less of these.
Anyway, here’s what he has learned so far:
Ways to Add
- By counting on from the greater number. This is something new for Mavi. I told him it’s a trick that he can use to add numbers. He liked it and he’s been using it ever since.
Making Addition Stories
Another part of the lesson that Mavi really really love doing was making stories! Favourite characters in his stories were his classmates and the dinosaurs lol. This is an introductory part for problem solving which we will be doing as we progress.
Next would be subraction. I wonder if he will like it in the same way he did in addition.