Sunday, October 4, 2009

What We Do For 1st Grade Math



Some of the recent projects that we have done for 1st grade math....

Math Gnomes (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division with groups of "jewels")


Drawing Numbers in the Sand


Exploring Number "8" (needlefelting spiders, weaving yarn/stick webs)


Counting by 1's, 2's, 3's, and More on the Circle Board

Needlefelting Circle Shapes onto Crowns

Knitting (counting stitches, rows)


Counting Shells and Sorting by Size, Shape, Color


Drawing Shapes to Match Numbers (sides, points, faces)


Sea Snail "Eating" the Pearls...Mermaid Counting Sea Glass



Drawing Numerals and Related Shapes in the Main Lesson Book


Mommy's Crocheted Afghan has 63 Squares...That's 7 rows of 9!


Finding and Drawing Items that Match the "Number of the Week"

We also use all of our senses...what does a number look, taste, feel, smell and sound like (we got this idea from our Earthschooling membership--more info on that website about ordering). ----Math is fun!

8 comments:

lovestitches said...

Math was akin to torture when I went to school, one reason why I am now drawn to the Waldorf style of education. Fun education? YES please!

Kelly said...

What a wonderful collection of ideas for maths. Thank you so much for sharing!

Tammy said...

Oh gosh, I love waldorf math! It is soooooooooo healing to me. Much better than what they used to do (still do???) in public school!

Nicole said...

such beautiful inspiration here, thank you for sharing this!

Grandma said...

Your math is not only fun it is beautiful!

Jenn said...

We are planning to make Ben three different kinds of those "circle boards" for Christmas...I know the kids will love them! :0)

Hannah said...

It looks like you're having a blast! Are you still following the Earthschooling curriculum? If so, I'd love to hear more about what you think of it - I'm considering it for our family.

Lacey said...

I'm glad you have this here! I am trying to understand the number wheelmas described in the earth schooling...