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Mona Ahmadi

BS - Computer Software

BS - Finance

 

Mona comes to us after working as an accountant for many years and then teaching math at The Russian School of Math, where students are challenged in math topics through critical thinking, games and activities!   Just like HuckleBerry!   We're excited to have Mona join us at Huck and bring her games and projects approach to mastering math!

Math Games & Projects 1

Games, Manipulatives and more!

 

Ages 6-8 and others that are operating at this math level

Prerequisites:  Should recognize numbers 1-20, be able to understand simple addition / subtraction concepts

 

Games, activities and mini projects are such a natural and fun way to learn about math, and way more effective than a worksheet!  Kids will be doing so much more mental math when they can see and touch our friendly manipulatives, and then play a game.  So much of math involves understanding the pattern that is being used, so in this class we will have a warm up activity to get our math-brains going, and then have a quick lesson that will help us understand a new concept.  Then we’ll move into our games or activities part of the class.   With each new concept, we’ll break up the class with mini-lessons and then a game or activity to help with understanding.  

Fall:   Place value, number bonds (fact families) multi-digit addition and subtraction without regrouping and then with regrouping (carrying/borrowing).  If we have time and the kids are up for it, we will learn more place values and work with larger numbers!

Winter:  Fractions, fractions, fractions!  There’s so much to learn and play with!   We’ll be making fraction pizzas, putting fractions in order from smaller to larger, comparing and finding equivalents, building fraction homes, basic addition of fractions to find a whole and more!   Fractions is one of the most important math concepts to master, so we’ll make sure we have a fantastic base of understanding before we move on to more challenging topics.

Spring: Measurement!   We’ll measure distance and liquids, learn to estimate, and practice with all kinds of measuring tools!   We’ll learn to tell time at 5 minute intervals and become money experts!  Learning how to skip count with our nickels and dimes will set us up for multiplication success without even knowing it!