Lesson Planning Link-up - Math Curriculum

This is a series of link-ups for educators to share ideas and lesson plans for the upcoming school year. This week's topic is math. If you haven't linked up yet, there's still time to link-up to last week's writing lesson planning. Here's the rest of the schedule.

Games, activities, Life of Fred, Math-U-See, and a few simple workbooks describe our approach to math. All children learn differently and some programs just seem to work best with certain kids.

My eleven year old daughter thrives with the straight forward approach of Math-U-See, while Life of Fred makes my nine year old son think. We used these programs last year and although we will continue with them again this year I plan to play a lot more games with my son and use the curriculum much less.

My six year old like many young children, learns about adding, subtracting, money, and time just by doing normal kid activities such as helping to cook meals, anticipating birthdays and purchasing her own stuffed animals. This year we will focus on adding and subtracting by playing Black Jack 21 and Adding War and skip-counting by playing Speed! Most mornings I plan to play a game or do a math activity with her and my son together, and once or twice per week work from Life of Fred with my son. In the future my six year old may follow Math-U-See, Life of Fred or some other math curriculum. For the mean time she can just play with math to learn.

Now it's your turn. Please put a link back to Highhill Education in your post and share your plans for math.


This post is linked to: 
Family Fun Friday
Cheerios and Lattes 
123 Homeschool for Me 
Sun Scholars


  1. I love your math plans. I have heard a lot of good things about Life of Fred.

  2. Your plans look great. Good idea about the card games. Speed is on our list :-) I love this linkup series, it's making me focus on my plans!

  3. Woo Hoo... just ordered Speed. Been wanting to for quite some time now! Yay! You have such great lesson ideas on your blog that I don't have to try to be so creative anymore, I'll just glean from you! *smile*
    Have a beautiful day!

  4. Love this and would love for you to,link up with us at thet2women.com this weekend!


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