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Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees - Guest Post

Free activity home made math Measurement Multiage Outside

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Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees - Guest Post

I'm so very excited to give you this guest post from Sarah Richards. I saw a picture of her children doing this activity on instagram and asked her to do up a blog post to share here! It is such a great example of hands on, out door practical math. Plus she shares how she adjusts the activity for different ages. Enjoy... Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees By Sarah Richards I love Becky's hands on approach to math, and we really enjoy her units. I was so happy when she asked me to share this simple maths in...

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What the Previewers thought of The Lion, the Witch and the Mathematician

home made math Intermediate Measurement Narnia Ratio review

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What the Previewers thought of The Lion, the Witch and the Mathematician

Leading up to the release of The Lion, the Witch and the Mathematician I approached several homeschool families to try and review the unit. Here is what they said...    {Homemade Math + GIVEAWAY} When you are a hands-on, artistic, nose in a storybook kind of kiddo then you may find sheets of mathfacts and figures can be a bit tedious (sometimes tortuous). This month our 6th grader delved into a brand new math unit created by @homemademath based on one of Felicity's favorite books ever! The Lion, The Witch, and the Mathematician is a brilliant combination of hands-on activities...

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Make your own wind measuring thingy aka “wind meter” (and do some math)

Free activity home made math Measurement Multiage Outside Tutorial Weather

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Make your own wind measuring thingy aka “wind meter” (and do some math)

I’m surely not the only one who plays the “I don’t know”/”God makes it happen” card when faced with the “where does the wind come from” question? Oh cringe, I know, such a cop out, but no longer! No, because now I know! I found a fabulous how to make a wind meter article, filled with clearly explained information on wind, and how it works.  You can find the article at Scientific American HERE. There’s plenty of problem solving, measuring and spatial awareness going on whilst you making these (and the dinosaurs and bikes they also inspired my daughter to...

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FREE ACTIVITY: How much heavier is a Sea Cow than you?

Balance Scales Early Intermediate Free activity home made math Jungle Book Measurement

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FREE ACTIVITY: How much heavier is a Sea Cow than you?

This measurement activity uses scaled models as weights and balanced scales to find your weight in relation to the weight of one Sea Cow. Great for visual, hands on learners, we are looking at weight as well as introducing multiplication/division and ratio. It is designed for 8-10 year olds but go with what you feel your child is up to and adjust as required. Of course you can use any animal to make the comparison just research their weight and follow the steps using this new weight :) This activity is part of The Mathematics of the Jungle Book Unit...

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Free Activity: Equal Weights Fruit Cake and other recipes for balance scales

Balance Scales Beginner Free activity home made math Little House Measurement Recipe

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Free Activity: Equal Weights Fruit Cake and other recipes for balance scales

The final activity in the Little House in the Big Woods Unit is a cooking activity using balance scales. If you don't have balance scales you can easily make your own, in fact if you become a subscriber to home made math I'll send you a quick guide on how to do just that! Scroll down to the footer and pop your email in the subscribe box... it is ok I'll still be here when you've done it, off you go ;) Balance scales offer a visual understanding of weight/mass to early learners. They allow them to understand that items...

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