Those of you who have used math copywork to help your child learn their math facts...how often did you find you needed to do it to be effective? Daily? A couple times a week?
Thanks!
Jen
Those of you who have used math copywork to help your child learn their math facts...how often did you find you needed to do it to be effective? Daily? A couple times a week?
Thanks!
Jen
I have used it only with my two Kindergartners, but it definitely cemented ZERO for them.
I haven't used it with our other children b/c when we began it (just this year), they all already had their math facts {mostly} memorized.
Our 9YO son, who is a natural at math, still have some gaps here and there with division but it wasn't something we were pushing for this year. I will probably start using it with him over the summer for division facts.
I use it. It really helped one son, is not helping at all the other. I think the reason is that my youngest son (adopted from China two years ago, just turned 8) is not as mature, rushes through his work and just scribbles it down to get it done. Now I have him look at the problem while saying it aloud, close his eyes and say it aloud, write it, then look at his own writing and say it aloud. He is involving more senses and having to take his time. He's doing better about rememberring. We do this about 4 days a week. We use Math on the Level and I ususally make it one of their 5 a Day problems.
Where do you get the copywork from?? I *think* it might help one of my dc.
Thanks.
I just write the facts that they're workiing on for them to copy.
I used sheets from: http://www.math-drills.com/addition.shtml. I just printed out a bunch of pages and every day I had him do one page of MUS and one page of facts (rather than the usual 2 pages of MUS). He copied from pages with the answers on them already. Then occasionally I would drill with flash cards. It helped him, and I liked that it was not much work for me:) Gina
I just write it on our whiteboard.
I even write words like "less than" and the < symbol. They really love it (now I realize that is b/c of their age). We then will do an activity that shows the concept.
I also made a book for learning numbers 1–20 with an old 4x6 photo album. I wrote about it on our blog. Our DD has counting to 100 down now, but DS is still working on 1–20. I will use it to have him point to various #s as I call them out or for copywork or along with a game like in the post below.
http://roomforatleastonemore.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/homeschool-happenings-math-with-the-littles/
I found and downloaded this for $1 from Currclick. I was worth it to me to pay the $1 to not have to hunt around for what I wanted on the internet or type it up for myself. =) http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=44356&it=1&filters=0_22200_0_0_0_0_0_0
Jen
Jen-- Thank You!!
I use math copywork to cement the facts--- I got Queens math copywork--- didnot like it. So I have been making my own.
I just went to the link you provided--- wow! All of that for $1.00--- unbelievable.
61 pages of addition copywork. So I got the multiplication also.
Thanks again!!
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