Pigby finished MUS Alpha shortly before Christmas. Then everyone in the house got sick. We were sick for several weeks. During that time, not much homeschooling was done. Many of his math facts were forgotten. To help us review, I asked a group of homeschooling friends for game ideas. MUS Alpha is mostly single digit addition and the inverse subtraction facts. I knew if we went through the worksheets again, I'd have a mutiny on my hands. I want these facts known well before we move on. So here is what we're doing to review.
- He's rewatching the MUS videos. Just watching, not playing with the blocks or anything. The picture above is of them watching Mr. Demme. Yes, Digby likes to watch too.
- Grocery store. We haven't played this game yet, but I thought it sounded like so much fun. You label various canned goods from your pantry and then for school you go "shopping." Then he has to practice adding the totals and giving change. I know he would love it.
- The dice game (pictured below). We have a 20 sided die and two 10 sided dice. It takes a bit of finagling to come up with a problem he can do if we use the 20 sided die, but they have fun with it.
An 18 was rolled. Then a 1 was rolled, so I had him roll the other one. That one rolled an 8. So then I added the 8 and 1 and that's what he subtracted from 18.
"18-9? I'm not sure I remember that answer..."
"Oh wait, yes I do!!!"
Digby likes to roll too.
We do as many problems as he can handle. He'll usually ask to stop after about 20 or so.
Do you have any other math games you like to play?
Megan is the proud momma of Pigby (boy, age 7), Digby (boy, age 3), and Chuck (girl, age 2). She is having a blast homeschooling her oldest and learning along with him.