## Math Adventures!

teacher: Lydia DiBlasio

Ages: 6-8

Cost: $240 or $230 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments

Mat Fees: $30

The fundamentals learned in this class will be used throughout the rest of your child’s life. These concepts will strengthen their ability to comprehend multiplication and division in the years to come. They will gain the ability to read an analog clock, count money, as well as represent and interpret data, and so many other skills. If they already know some of these basics, I will work with them in small groups to develop a deeper understanding of each concept. Math does not need to be quite as hard as we make it out to be. Through games and activities, your child’s confidence and math resiliency will gently increase, and their relationship to math will become more positive!

Spring 2019

The fundamentals learned in this class will be used throughout the rest of your child’s life. These concepts will strengthen their ability to comprehend multiplication and division in the years to come.

I believe the best way for kids to learn math at this age is to engage them with games, real world observations, and experimentation in the classroom. Why write on a worksheet when we've got the wonderful Huck playground to measure or a basket of puppets to count? If they already know some of these basics, I will work with them in small groups to develop a deeper understanding of each concept. All the material in this class is personalized to each student's ability!

Each of the following units will be covered in two - three weeks.

Unit 1 – Money. Come visit the class store to learn your coins!

Unit 2 – Reading Time with Analog and Digital Clocks. The art of reading an analog clock will not be lost on your child. We’ll simply construct our own to make it simpler to understand.

Unit 3 – Geometry and shape recognition. We’ll learn what 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes are and manipulate them to create new shapes.

Unit 4 – Basic Fractions. Did someone say pie? Yes! We will split a pie in class to learn about equal shares.

Fall 2018

Unit 1 – Ordinals. This is kinesthetic learning at its finest. We will learn and practice our ordinals by competing relay races, doing timed worksheets, and placing ourselves in line given our ordinal spot.

Unit 2 – Equations and Word Problems. We will learn the symbols required in our basic equations: +, -, =. These symbols will be learned through memorization games indoor and out.

Unit 3 – Addition. Using various counters: feathers, animal shapes, sticks, unit blocks, we will discover the language we use when counting them all as one.

Unit 4 – Subtraction. Fruit snack subtraction; because what’s a better way to learn about subtraction. Once you eat the fruit snack, it will forever be subtracted from your total!

Unit 5 – Patterns. Pattern Musical Chairs, begin a pattern using 4 shapes then start to walk until the music stops, see if you can complete the pattern in front of you.

Winter 2019

Unit 1 – Base Ten. Unit Block Jamboree, this is just a fancy name for counting unit blocks from 1-100 to discover when we can jump from using one’s units to ten’s units and so on.

Unit 2 – Place Value. Place Value Turkey Relay Race, this fast-paced relay race will have kids matching the base ten picture card with the corresponding number.

Unit 3 – Gathering Data. What’s your favorite color? When’s your birthday? How many kids are on the playground? Data is everywhere, my goal is to help your child see it!

Unit 4 – Interpreting Data. How many of us share the same favorite color? What’s the importance of that number? Well, if I were going to buy the class balloons, I’d need to make sure I got 3 blue, 4 red, 8 yellow, etc.

Unit 5 – Measurement. How many steps? – to get to the door, to get to the swings, etc.

Math does not need to be quite as hard as we make it out to be. Through games and activities, your child’s confidence and math resiliency will gently increase, and their relationship to math will become more positive!

Common Core Concepts Covered:

Operations and algebraic thinking – word problems, addition and subtraction within 20 (and above for the more advanced students)

Numbers and operations in Base Ten – extend counting sequence, understand place value, use place value to add and subtract

Measurement and Data – measure lengths indirectly and by iteration length units, tell and write time, count coins, represent and interpret data

Geometry – reason with shapes and their attributes

Basic Fractions – equal portions

Common Core Concepts Covered:

Operations and algebraic thinking – word problems, addition and subtraction within 20 (and above for the more advanced students)

Numbers and operations in Base Ten – extend counting sequence, understand place value, use place value to add and subtract

Measurement and Data – measure lengths indirectly and by iteration length units, tell and write time, count coins, represent and interpret data

Geometry – reason with shapes and their attributes

Basic Fractions – equal portions