the olive tree: math at home.

Monday, September 30, 2013

math at home.

I purposely kept Jude home and opted not to send him to pre-school. I did the same thing with Elisabeth. However, because I am not sending him to school I make it a point to teach him fun things like math! After stalking pinterest for some time, I mixed together a few ides I saw and came up with this. 

Grab a deck of cards and some Legos (blocks will work as well) . Turn the card over and the number you get is the number of blocks you need to stack. It is that simple. 

some variations include: 

greater than // less than :  Turn two cards over and stack blocks according to number that was drawn. Next, grab some craft sticks to make the signs, and decide which is less than/greater than/equal . This is great way to teach the less than, greater than, and equal signs.

patterns: Draw a number and use that number to create a pattern.

Overall smarty pants Jude really loved this, and he was learning while he was playing...score!

He did not however love the fact that Lyla was stilling all his cards and trying to knock over his towers...ahhhhh sibling love. 


Alli said...

Wow, this is such an effective teaching strategy. Looks like a lot of fun too!

Anonymous said...

you found these ideas on pinterest, and now they are being added to my pinterest. some sort of pinterest karma?

prototypemama said...

great ways to teach the little ones! I too have been checking out Pinterest looking for learning activities for my little M (preschooler) I'm going to have to pin these to my board!

Leah said...

so creative. that's great you kept him at home and incorporate this with him. so much better to have momma as the teacher, i always say. ;)

Kelly said...

girl this is brilliant and would have been fun to do when i was teaching preschool. you're such a fun mom.

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

Such a great idea and its like a game- so its fun while learning. :)

Care said...

Loving these ideas! Way to make math fun- I wish I would've had you trachea me math growing up:)