Monday, January 9, 2012

Discovering Patterns: Math, Logic and some Science

Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

Math around here happens whenever we can.  Up until this past year, we used Math U See, but something wasn't clicking with it/them, so we stopped and have backed up and are doing some review.  Curriculum, we are using Spectrum 6, along with another 6th grade math workbook and a word problem book.  I chose the word problem book because that is what half of their standardized testing is. Word Problems.  And while they are not *hard*, they can still be confusing... especially if you are under any pressure - like state mandated testing!

In addition to the workbooks, we use life as our math... they love finding out that something they are doing and enjoying turns out to be math!  Cooking, games, shopping (they can coupon shop with the best of them!) & most recently, I handed over their savings account booklet & took them to the bank.  We play Yahtzee, FracTazMic & Toss Up. Oh, and an upcoming review is a math... look for it to appear on my blog this month!

For science, we are Apologia all the way! We have studied through the Botany, made our way through the Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day and flew through the universe with Astronomy.  This year we are trying to work our way though the Anantomy book.  We are struggling with science... well, not really science, but Anatomy.  We have done many other sciencey (is that a word?) things.  We have made it through the first couple of lessons, made an edible cell, put together a skeleton & some of the notebook work.  Other things we have done ~ cooking (wow, cooking falls into all sorts of curriculum categories), power labs at the library, and I have a few Science Fair project books that are available to them and we have done a few projects from there. Oh, and we can't forget when life happens!

Math and Science are such a part of life that even when we aren't *in the books*, we are still getting it!
Math Lapbooks---Virtual Curriculum Fair Week 2 Angie Wright @ Petra School
Virtual Curriculum Fair Week Two: Discover Patterns, Mathematics, Logic and Some Science by Leah @ The Courtney Six Homeschool
  Our Choices For Math by Melissa @ Grace Christian Homeschool
  A Magnificent Math Manipulative by Letha Paulk @ justpitchingmytent
  Our Math Choices - Virtual Curriculum Fair by Tristan @ Our Busy Homeschool
  Math Literature?!?! by Christine @ Crunchy Country Catholic
  Learning Math at My House by Jessica @ Modest Mama
  Math Using Hamburger Paper by Debbie @ Debbie's Digest
  Math Facts or Fun? Why Not Both! by Beth @ Ozark Ramblings
  Heart of Dakota- The Fine Details- Part 2 Science by Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles
  Learning Math Block by Block by Laura O in AK @ Day by Day in Our World
  Plugging Along with Math by Cindy Horton @ Fenced in Family
  What's Working and What's Not: Math Edition by Leann @ Montessori Tidbits
  Math Anyone? by Cindy @ For One Another
  Ahh, Math. by Nicole @ Schooling in the Sun
  Flying Without a Parachute: Math with no Curriculum by Pam @ Everyday Snapshots
  Math in Our Homeschool by Christine T @ Our Homeschool Reviews
  Math, Math, and More Math by Dawn Chandler @ tractors & tire swings
  Thinking Mathematically- How I Choose Math Curriculum by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset
  Discovering Patterns: Math, Logic, and Some Science by Christa Darr @ Fairfield Corner Academy
The Science of Math by Brenda Emmett @ Garden of Learning
  "Mom, did we do math today?" by Chrissy at Learning is an Adventure
  Math, Math, and More Math by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory

1 comment:

  1. I agree, math and science are kind of unavoidable in daily life. ;0)

    Thank you for joining the Virtual Curriculum Fair.


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