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Create your own FREE Math worksheets!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 09:12 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

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I don’t know about your children but sometimes our kids just don’t click with a math concept right away and need some extra practice at really “getting” it. Math-Aids.com is a website where you can create FREE worksheets on specific math topics. Not only that but each time you click on what you want, you receive a different set of questions. I tried this out for the first time this evening as Daniel has been struggling with rounding to the nearest hundred. I created 5 different worksheets for him, saved them all to PDF so that I have them for future use with the other children.

I should warn you that there are a LOT of ads on this site but sometimes you have to put up with ads to get what you need to help you in educating your children. Many so called “education” websites do not impress me but this one is very different. I can see us using this a LOT in the future. Hannah is working on time right now and so I just clicked on that section. Wow! I think I have me a new “toy” to play with!

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)

Liz

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Before, After and In Between

Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 09:07 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

Great for PreK, these latest Math worksheets from Mama’s Learning Center are colorful and great practice for those new “counters” in the house.

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Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)

Liz

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I recently downloaded these FREE Strawberry Worksheets from Mama’s Learning Corner for Hannah and thought I would share them for you. They are bright and colorful, professionally done and with strawberry season just around the corner, a fun project for kids to complete.

Lauren (owner of Mama’s Learning Corner) reminded me of one of Caleb’s favorite books – Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood. If you have never read this book of a mouse who is trying to keep a strawberry from a big hungry bear, you have missed out! Your library could well have a copy, if not I recommend purchasing one for your home library. As you can see, ours has been well loved!

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Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)

Liz

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Math Facts Coloring Pages

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 09:04 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

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Want your child to have some fun whilst brushing up on their Math Facts? These two pages from Activity Village will add some spring to your schooling as well.

  • First up is addition with a Chicken
  • Second is subtraction with a Bunny

Easy stuff so great for Kindergarten to First Grade.

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)

Liz

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What comes before, after and in between?

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 08:03 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

Hope your school week has been a good one! It’s been busy here as we have been searching for a “new to us” travel trailer. That means the kids and us have been out meeting lots of different people and exploring a lot of different trailers. GREAT fun! That has also entailed some math as they have heard the different prices. We haven’t found one yet that we want/can afford so the search continues.

Kindergarten - What Comes Before Between and After - 2

Here are some FREE Math printables from Mama’s Learning Corner. Suitable for Kindergarten aged children. Fill in the blanks with the correct numbers. Great counting practice 🙂

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)

Liz

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JUMP at HOME Math Curriculum

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ 12:02 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

Changing curriculum in the middle of a school year can be hard at times BUT if the one you are using is not working for your child then changing is the best thing you can do! This happened to us recently. The Math Curriculum we were using, Mathematical Reasoning by the Critical Thinking Company, is excellent and I have extolled its virtues many times. HOWEVER, it was not working for Daniel and Hannah simply because there was not enough repetition of Math facts. It changed approx. every two pages, always coming back, but they were just not grasping the facts they were learning so it was time to search for a new one. The other problem for Daniel was the fact that it was VERY wordy and because he still does not have good reading skills it got very frustrating for both me and him!

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After some research, we came upon JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigy) at HOME by John Mighton, a Canadian Math curriculum. Both Richard and I have been thrilled with the books. I was concerned that they were too simple at the beginning but Richard, being wise, suggested we start at the beginnings anyways and boy, are we glad we did! It showed up some gaps and also gave the children confidence on how to work with these different books. It is VERY repetitive giving pages and pages on the same facts, with the problems gradually getting harder. The instructions are illustrated as well as simply written. Mental math is heavily emphasised which is a skill many folks lack today and many of the math curriculums do not teach it. Let’s face it, you are not always going to have a calculator on you so it is important to know how to do sums in your head!

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The price for the books are very reasonable which is an extra bonus. There are NO answers in the books but at this level you really do not need them. If you do need them, you can find them online.

We are pleased we made the decision to switch halfway through the year 🙂 You can read more reviews on Amazon (link above) or on Timberdoodle, a fabulous, “think outside the box” homeschooling website that we often use.

Liz

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Undersea Adventure Math Worksheets

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 @ 03:02 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

We are studying Coral Reefs in our homeschool this week. As part of the learning I am giving Daniel and Hannah one each of these great FREE Undersea Number Adventure worksheets to do.

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Labelled as suitable for first-graders I think they can be used for slightly older kids as it never hurts to revise a few basic skills and numbering order is a definite needed math skill.

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)

Take care,

Liz

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FREE Pyramid Puzzles (Math)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @ 08:02 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

Pyramid Puzzles - MEDIUM - Activity Village

Ooh! Activity Village recently sent me these FREE Pyramid Puzzles. Example shown is the medium one. Links will open up in new windows for you & then you will be able to download the PDF’s. The puzzles are available in:

Have fun!

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)

Liz

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Arithmagons

Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 11:12 AM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

No I am not talking in a foreign language although I do have to admit that I had no idea what an Arithmagon was until a few minutes ago!

Arithmagons - Medium 1 - Activity Village

If you are looking for something a little different in Math or just to add something fun print off one of these FREE puzzles from Activity Village. At the time of posting they are available in Easy, Medium and Multiplication. The one shown is Medium. Hey, you can even have fun doing these yourself!

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)

Liz

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Fraction Flashcards & Pigs

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 @ 08:04 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

How many of you have children that are struggling with the concept of fractions? Well I have found a great resource for you 🙂 Daniel was doing a workbook on fractions earlier this week & really was not getting it. Halves, yes, but when it came to dividing a circle into thirds that really threw him. Let’s admit it, dividing anything into an odd number of segments is hard. SO that sent me to the computer to search for something to help him. No matter if your child is homeschooled or in public school if they are not grasping fractions then this may well help you. I found a site called Math Salamanders & on there they had all these wonderful Fraction Flashcards:

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Michelle & I spent a good part of yesterday printing, cutting, laminating & cutting again but we now have a great resource that we can use for all the little ones here as they get to the fraction learning stage. If you do not have a Laminator I really advise you to get one. We have one that takes full size sheets. Yes the sheets are not cheap but I have used it SO much in our schooling. It only takes one child to spill a cup of juice & ruin all your hard work. Once laminated the item is protected & no matter how sticky it might become you can always wipe it off. We actually have a card game here, Zoo Mania, that is no longer manufactured. It’s a great game & so I took the time to laminate all the cards. Now we can play the game without the fear of someone ruining it!

SO what does all the above have to do with pigs you ask?! Nothing to most folks but to us, quite a lot! LOL! Today Michelle & I processed 6 halves of pork! Each time we do this we seem to learn something to make the process easier & today was no exception. We have a reciprocating saw that we use when doing the butchering but not until today did I think to bring it indoors & use it on the joints! Duh! I took the back legs i.e hams & cut them into two for good size roasts (we don’t bother to brine them), took a good lot of meat off of the front legs along with all the other “scraps” for sausage & put the bacon (from where folks in the USA get pork chops) to brine. The bones from the front legs are now cooking in a big stock pot with seasoning & I will pull all the meat off in the morning to use in pies. Michelle ground the sausage, seasoned it, put it through the grinder again & packaged it in 2lb packs. She made 45lbs of sausage. The pigs were not full grown albeit still a good size but with all our traveling coming up we wanted to get the job done & finished. Where was Richard you ask? Well he brought all the halves in, one at a time as I finished one up & in between times was outside cutting up wood for the fire. This time last year we were baking here but this year has been totally different. Apart from the odd day, we are still burning wood 24/7 so have to keep cutting fresh to keep us stocked.

All in all a busy but productive day. That cooking pork smells SO good 🙂

Take care,

Liz

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