Wondering how to teach Math in your homeschool? Is there a way in which we can be learning Mathematical concepts as we are living math in our every day lives?
Definitely! Learning Math is too often considered to be a subject which is done by using a boring textbook. "What are you using for Homeschool Math?", means, "What book is your child writing in?" But, learning math while living life, is the best initial way to give your child a solid foundation. After all, Math is extremely practical and designed to be a useful tool in our daily lives.
So, how do we go about teaching Math?
What is one of the best preschool math activities we can be doing with our little children? Talking to them! It really is that simple. When you begin to think of your day, you will realize that there are numerous times in a day when you would be using Mathematical vocabulary as you discuss, direct, instruct, enjoy things together.
I know you would be doing it already, but let me remind you of the math vocabulary in day to day life. Remind yourself to include these words in your everyday conversations and as you read books.
Other vocabulary to be used at the preschool age is measurements, money and time.
The vocabulary becomes more specific when using maths texts and so other vocabulary is needed and can be developed accordingly. More math vocabulary would include: addend, capacity, denominator, common denominator, numerator, multiplication, fraction, improper fraction, ordinal numbers, place value, square numbers, decimal and so on.
Where do we use Math in the real world?
However, "Living Math", is using life to teach Maths