Monday, June 21, 2010

Key to Fractions: First Lesson with Austin

I decided to work based on time with Austin this summer as well. I am planning to do the same during the new school year as well, but we will have two math sessions a day: one to learn/practice a lesson and one to work on application, such as word problems or working on his store from Your Business Math.

This first book in the fractions series begins quite easily and basically, so I knew he would fly through. He did 7 pages in the 20 minutes I had allotted. He was a little grumbly, but I told him that there might be days where he completes not even an entire page in 20 minutes... and he is an 8th grader now after all! ;)

No surprises with Austin - he was compliant, as he almost always is. And he understood the concepts in these early pages. A nice way to start a Monday! :)

I won't bore you with a blog post of Riley's math lesson from her Singapore Primary Math book. LOL


Chef Penny said...

Great job! Sounds like you took the bull by the horns and figured out how to make it work! :)

Daphne said...

Good for him!! Is Your Business Math from Simply Charlotte Mason? Word problems are a stumbling block for several students at the Rosbury Academy ;)