Most of you know we only do Saxon math three days a week. The other two days of math time are spent doing living math, logic, critical thinking activities and/or math games. Over nine weeks of last semester, one day a week was spent with Mahayla (7th grade) doing the lessons from a Prufrock Press book called Moving Through Dimensions. It a very hands-on, out of the text book approach to teaching 3-dimensional geometry concepts. Take a look at some of the fun we had together.
For a homeschooling family, it’s kind of expensive at nearly $40.00. (I got it free for review.) But Mahayla (and I) learned a lot – and both of us loved the hands-on, critical thinking approach. One of the neatest things we learned was how to transfer 3-dimensional objects into 2-dimensional drawings and vice-versa. I was also amazed at how simple very in-depth concepts became after the explanations and activities. Hey, even I understand polycubes and Sierpinski Triangles now! Even though the learning was from a text of sorts, I still consider the lessons to be living math. We were learning skills and doing projects that will easily translate into real world tasks.
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