Over in the Living section on my blog, I’ve been sharing some craft and school organization supply tips and one of the hints was on using drink carriers for storage. So far, I have three different ones, and I thought I’d share them with you!
One of my daughter’s goals is to know her math facts cold. To do this, we’re reviewing math facts for five to ten minutes each day.
Included in the box:
- Addition and subtraction flashcards (I’ve found all of mine at garage sales. You could easily make your own on index cards.)
- Time and money flashcards
- Math Shark
- White board
- Expo marker
- Addition and Subtraction Wrap-Ups
- Dry Erase Clock (found in Target $1 section one summer)
- Classical Math Facts CD (found at my local homeschool convention)
- Timer (set to five minutes)
During the year, I will change the schedule around, but you can see each day has a different activity:
Monday: Learning Wrap-Ups (addition and subtraction now + multiplication later this year)
These are awesome! Wrap-up the facts and check your work by flipping it over.
Tuesday: Math flashcards and white board
Lay out the math flashcard, write the answer on the white board, and flip the card over to check the answer.
Wednesday: Math Shark
I got a super-good deal on this two years ago….way less than it costs now! You could also substitute a math fact app on your phone or website on your computer.
Thursday: Domino math and white board
Pick a domino, write the math fact shown, record the answer. Double check the answer by counting the dots.
Friday: Clock and money flashcards
Show the time on the clock, write it down, and double check with the flashcard.
One thing I really like about these is the handle! It makes them easily portable. Our homeschool classroom is in the basement, but sometimes we like to move things upstairs. This idea makes it easier!