Thursday, 15 November 2012

Random maths

Even the study of mathematics schedule has gone out of the windows in this household these days.  Once given the free reign, Tiger has read more maths-related books on his own than ever before:

He attended a Maths circle where he played some maths games and solved some math puzzles...

Apart from the topical maths done at Halloween, Tiger has also spent much more time practising various areas of Khan Academy's Arithmetic section.  Most homeschoolers have already discovered this site, but Tiger has just been using it more frequently lately.  He is very motivated by the various badges and awards he can earn as he progresses through the various sections.  The best part is, he is doing what we would consider to be drills without even realising it.  The website has a clever system built in to adjust the number of drills the child has to do according to how quickly and accurately the child has answered the previous questions, so there are no unnecessary repetitions, which suits Tiger very well.  It is more or less self-paced and would suit an independent learner very well.

This post is linked up to:
1) Homeschool Mother's Journal: November 16, 2012
2) Collage Friday
3) Favourite Resources: November 16, 2012
4) It's a Wrap
5) Weekly Wrap-Up: The One Before Thanksgiving
6) Math Monday Blog Hop #75


  1. Sounds like you guys are enjoying yourselves. :) Those MM titles bring back memories. :)

  2. Wow - I have never seen these books before. Thank you because I am reserving them from the library NOW!!

    Thanks for linking with Collage Friday!

  3. Math can be so fun, if we let it be!

    I wasn't aware that Khan Academy had badges/awards. We may have to check that out a little closer.

  4. Isn't it funny that they often choose to learn so easily when it is relaxed and fun? Sounds like a fun week!

  5. I love when math can be made fun. Great ideas!

  6. We just discovered Khan Academy and my girls are loving it. I hadn't realized it's set up to eliminate unnecessary drills. That will suit my girls, too. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I've heard so many good things about Khan Academy but we've never even tried it, if you can believe that! Maybe I'll actually check it out in the next week or two. ;)

  8. Those are some great books! I think Khan Academy is a super resource, and we have used it some. At this point, my girls don't really like it all that much, but I do think that they will see the value in it eventually.
    Thanks for sharing at Favorite Resources.

  9. Both of my boys have enjoyed "The Number Devil." Thanks for linking up to Its a Wrap.


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