Math Lessons for a Living Education

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Last night, we did the first lesson in the Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1 book for my middle daughter with their little brother listening in.


Today, doing some of our first lessons in the Math Lessons for a Living Education books (Level 1 for the Princess and Level 2 for AppleBlossom) we have used a plethora of skills.

AppleBlossom practiced reading aloud while the Princess practiced sitting still and listening. Both girls are coloring with markers (not a regular medium for us and apparently the markers are dying) and decorating. The Princess is coloring The ONES House and The TENS House, while AppleBlossom is coloring The HUNDREDS House and The THOUSANDS House. We are going to laminate them at the Neighborhood Tutor store to make them über durable and we will share them for the lessons.

Place Value

Today, we did the first Place Value lesson and haven’t put it all together yet. So we got out a dry erase sleeve and put in AppleBlossom’s Place Value Counting Map. We used nine green Math-U-See 1-units and two blue 10-units.

Living Math

Reading, listening, counting, coloring, copying, tracing and more. And that’s only in the first few minutes… We’ve also been discussing animals and plants on a farm as well as new baby siblings too. This looks like it will be an interesting take on math lessons this year…

While I’m not quite ready to give up on another particular math curriculum. I am definitely interested to see where this one may take us. So far, we are loving the story and the girls are eager to do another lesson. I think I will take it slow with the Princess and let AppleBlossom pick her own speed to see where we may end up.

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.
  • Great article! Maths is what most of student hate, but it is really interesting when you start understanding it.