Published at Tuesday, March 05th 2019. by Maurine Brindamour in Addition.
Since math is the most likely of all your homeschool subjects to be taught and learned in an abstract way, you may very well see a corresponding lack of liveliness, interest, and enthusiasm for the subject. But you can make it more agreeable and inviting by infusing and enlivening it with a bit of character and personality. This enhancement, beyond being merely utilitarian, also touches on the true nature and deeper qualities of math.
Even though you will still end up doing it in future but you have succeeded in wasting your precious time on what you'll not be examined on at that particular time. If after your first year in secondary school, you should have successfully completed ten topics, but you find yourself as a result of misinformation struggling with a topic that is to be offered in the third year, then you'll have yourself to blame if you can't master or have a good understanding of those ten topics.
Find a math practice app - With the popularity and reach of iPad, Kindle and other tablets increasing, there is an explosion in the number of math programs available on hand held devices that make math learning fun with innovative games and graphics. Teachers in schools across the nation are also adopting the same to make their students interested in the subject.
Laying a strong and positive foundation in your homeschool math first grade curriculum is essential. Regrouping or recouping interest and confidence in math later, once it's been lost, is challenging to downright impossible. It's so much wiser and better to establish a warm, friendly relationship from the start. This shouldn't be fuzzy or unfocused however. There is much to be found in the heart and at the roots of math that can naturally arouse interest and even affection!
Introduce each of the numbers in the first grade, attending to each one individually by using stories and images that capture its unique essence. Devote a full teaching block of three to four weeks to the numbers 1-12 by telling and illustrating classic stories about such relevant subjects as the sun for the number 1, or bees and a beehive for the number 6. This is an investment that will yield a lasting and positive relationship with math for all of your students, while insuring the overall success of your homeschool math curriculum.
One of the biggest challenges for teachers at all grade levels is keeping an entire classroom full of kids engaged, focused and interested. The challenge is even greater at an elementary level as children are often still adapting to an environment that requires them to sit still for long periods of time, work quietly at their desks and take in a large amount of information over the course of the day. The addition of 2nd grade math games to the standard curriculum gives kids a break from seat work while still allowing teachers to present important math concepts. Using an interactive online framework that merges play with learning, teachers can grab the attention of every student in the class and keep them focused on the lesson from beginning to end.
After introducing the numbers, the next step is to bring them together so they can interrelate. Teaching all 4 processes at once using simple and straightforward equations promotes greater student understanding. Seeing the big picture in this way is reassuring, because there won't be any daunting, hidden surprises with multiplication and division if addition and subtraction are taught first. Personalize the 4 processes by applying and relating the 4 temperaments to them.
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