I LOVE MATH!
I LOVE Math!! I know not many people probably say that but it is true! I wasn’t always that way, when I was in school I struggled with math, I “hated” math, it was horrible. Until seventh grade when I had the best math teacher I’ve ever had! He was a student teacher and made math fun, exciting and so much fun that he actually inspired me to want to become a math teacher! While I did originally major in Math Education I didn’t end up becoming a math teacher, I found that computer programming was even more fun than math 🙂 However, I still have a passion for math (as long as it isn’t calculus…) and I want my kiddos to love math too because it really can be and is fun! As I was looking for some kind of kindergarten curriculum for math I stumbled upon Lesson Pathways, it is a FREE online curriculum for grades K-5. I started using the kindergarten Math Pathway and I was very happy with it! This site gives you on average five different activities (sometimes more, sometimes less) for presenting the topic for the week. These were all hands on type activities with some worksheets thrown in once in a while but for us we loved the activities! We finished most of the 36 weeks, some of them we skipped because she learned it so quick or we learned somethings together. But, that is another great thing about Lesson Pathways, you don’t really need to go in the order they put them! You would need to make sure you aren’t jumping around too much if they need to build on things but you can move through the weeks in any order and at any pace! After purchasing our first grade curriculum math for this year I am even more impressed with Lesson Pathways because not only are they free but we already covered most of the topics in the first grade curriculum I purchased! WOW! They really do a great job!
I encourage you if you are looking for some new activities to make math fun again to give this site a try! They have other subjects as well, I wasn’t really looking for anything else at the time but I’m sure the other subject areas they have so far are worth a look as well!
Remember math really is fun!!