Monday, October 23, 2006

Math tip


I bought this abacus for $2.99 at the thrift store last week. Damian was having a little trouble with money. He couldn't grasp the concept that if you paid $1.00 for an item, but the item cost $.70, you would get back $.30. After trying this out on the abacus a few times he was able to understand. I would recommend this for any child who may need to visualize math concepts.

8 comments:

Linda said...

That's a great idea! I'll pass it along to my home-schooling daughter-in-law.

booklogged said...

Your son sounds like me - a visual, tactile learner. Isn't it great when you find something that works?

Looney Mom said...

Oooh. That's a great idea. I might have to find me one of those since I'll be homeschooling all the kids (probably) next year.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Awesome idea! I'll have to try that!

Thanks!

Julie

Pamela said...

That's great Christina! It's a hard concept to teach but once they get it is is all downhill from there. Math was not one of my best subjects. :)

mom of 2 said...

What a great idea! Money is such a hard concept for kids!

Susanne said...

Christina, in answer to your question at my site, my blog design was done by Susie @ Bluebird Blogs (bluebirdblogs.com). She's very talented and very reasonably priced for all the effort and support she gives a person. My graphics came from istockphoto.com. That is where she refered me to.

And I used to love just playing with those things when I was a kid.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Great idea. Cerys too has no concept of money. She's still quite young but I still love this idea.