Saturday, April 13, 2013

Math is fun. Can we make it more fun?

I've been reading a lot of books about homeschooling.  Many of the authors suggest that children should be taught subjects as they become curious about them.  That makes sense to me.  Well, a certain three year old in our house is fascinated with combining numbers, so Todd decided to give him a little introductory math lesson.

There is a Jewish tradition, when children start learning Hebrew, to give the children apples and honey so that Hebrew will always taste sweet in their mouths.  If apples and honey work for Hebrew, candy corn and cake batter should do wonders for math.
 Something is working.  This math lesson has already gone on for over ten minutes.
Hey, math teachers.  How often do you hear your students say, "Let's do another one!"  It's music in my ears.

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