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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Crewton Ramone Playing Math With A 7 Year Old. Intro Lesson.

Here is a good lesson for those with young children. This was a first time student who is being turned off to math at school. We had fun and she wants to come back for more.

What's Under The Cup Quickly Became Her favorite Game

Look for this lesson on the sample lessons page too. You need a password to see the other hours (and hours) of lessons there but here is this one for FREE. Soon Emma will have her own page because she is an excellent case study. She has been labeled ADHD or ADD and is on her way to SPED and I'm sure part of that is due to her not "getting" math and other subjects the way they are teaching it...thus she get bored or frustrated and acts out. This is a 7 year old child. I have seen no indication that she can not learn or stay engaged for 1 hour at a time. But what do I know...?

I am extremely biased against drugs for 7 year olds. I am also dubious when it comes to the ADD and ADHD diagnosis for bright little kids.

Mostly we played games like what's under the cup and making rectangles:

first grade math activities
Building Rectangles and Playing Algebra? No problem.

She never figured out that most kids think algebra is harder than subtraction...which she informed me she doesn't like at all because "it's kinda hard and confusing." We will work on addends and clear all this up over the coming weeks. And you can watch the transformation at We didn't do any subtraction at all that she was aware of...but we will soon master that as well as quite a few other math concepts.

BTW password is going to change soon and prices for passwords are going UP this year.

Anyhow, here is a half hour of math...the hour went by in no time at all.

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