|We chalked out our family on the fence, then measured using inches.|
|Measuring with shoes from one room to another|
|using yarn to measure rocks|
|measuring GIANT bugs that we found on an evening walk|
I knew he need to understand 2 math skills before I taught him this one.
*Does he get measurement? YEP! After a month of fun-hands on learning and a quick pen and paper assessment, he gets it!
*Does he understand how to add using more than one addend? YEP! He does this nightly with Daddy during their Math time.
Ok...so I gave hime 2 cans of playdough for "snake making", showed him exactly how I wanted him to measure and label each snake and gave him a few minutes to complete it. This is what that looked like:
|I was ease-dropping and LOVED hearing his imaginative play shine through when he was making his snakes.|
Perfect! Just the way it needed to be to set up for the next step of this lesson!
From there, I showed J how we can take these "snakes" and form them into shapes. We made the larger triangle on the left and I left him to do the others.
From here, we simply added up the sides
And checked our answer by laying them out on the ruler.
What J did with this math problem was added 2 inches +2 inches in his head to get 4 inches; then added the 1 inch side to get his grand total of 5 inches.
Simple and fun way to learn! This hands-on lesson took about 20 minutes all together.
I'm looking forward to our next few weeks of learning about perimeter!
I'll keep you posted:0)
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