Here are some pictures of what we’ve been doing in math–when not chasing the GBM man!
The cards you see in the background come from Developing Number Concepts by Kathy Richardson.
The children had to first build the animal/object 1 dimensionally and then make it stand up, and make it look the same when they did so. Difficult for some! After we did that for awhile, we counted how many cubes it took to build our animal and then tried to make another animal/object using the same amount of cubes.
The next few days, the children built their own animals/objects and then transferred their ideas to paper (3 dimensional to 1 dimensional).
This would be a great idea for Math Work Stations–transfer of knowledge, one to one correspondence, and showing your work!
We will now be moving on to addition and subtraction (to 10) for a few months, until they have a good handle on it–we are so tired of patterning! And all my kids can make very simple to complex patterns–so time to move on! See the GBM post 4,5,6, and 7 for more on what we will be doing next in Math! 🙂