Some of Lil' Sis' favorite RightStart Mathematics activities this month were learning more about doubles with the math balance, reflections, and showing place value and quantities in different ways.
The red plastic tool in the pic above showed the reflection of the design on the geoboard. We extended this activity by writing words on paper and seeing their reflection in the mirrror, as well as drawing simple designs on paper and then drawing their reflections on the opposite side of the paper. Big Sis enjoyed joining us for this activity too. She couldn't resist the combo of math and art! ;-)
She enjoyed the place value and quantity lessons and designed a creative play activity that allowed us to get even more practice in, in a way she felt was just a game and fun playtime. I love it when that happens (as it often does for us with this math program)!
Lil' Sis decided to imagine the tiles were cookies and the abacus and place value cards showed her inventory - how many she had available - at her bakery. So she sold Big Sis and I some cookies and we played with number values, more and less, paid with place value cards, and more! Lots of extra practice!
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