Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A Measuring Leap
You might think this an odd post to honor our last day of February which also happens to be a Leap Year day but bear with me. If you've read any of my other math posts you know how much I've wrestled with the idea of letting go of just plain boring full page sheets of math problems. I've come a long way and today, in a totally unprompted fashion, I decided to take a leap with my 8 year old's math lesson. She's finished with her Math U See Gamma and I'm not ready for her to start the next in the series. Instead, we have been skimming through our MCP Level C math workbook. Yes, I do still have a couple of those ; )
Today's lesson was on comparing and understanding fluid measurements:
She had asked early in the morning if she could make some rice pudding later in the day, but when I saw her math page ... Well, in honor of our Leap Year, I took a LEAP and set out the tools:
And had a lesson on comparing and measuring fluids, HANDS ON!!! ; D
I'd say today was definitely a manipulatives living math experience. Hope you've enjoyed your extra day this year!