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Today we did our second day of Domino Math. Yesterday's was pretty much straight out of MEP Year 1 lesson plan 21 (though we used bigger numbers), while today's was inspired by MEP lesson plan 22 with some Miquon thrown in. I had Erika pick out dominoes of her choice, write an addition problem with them, and show the same thing with Cuisenaire rods.

A photo )

One thing I'm noticing is that there are areas where I need to start jumping over some of the MEP lesson segments. There's stuff Erika has thoroughly mastered, and just doesn't need more practice on. So I may need to start putting more energy into figuring out which parts of each lesson would be worthwhile, and which ones I should never even put out there.

Oh, and the best math moment from yesterday was when I asked her if she was done writing 6 dots, and she said something like, "no, I haven't done two threes yet." :-)
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I had always planned to do Miquon math with Erika, I just got caught a little short when she suddenly decided she wanted to do math lessons this year. I had the main teacher's guide (the "Lab Sheet Annotations") and the First Grade Diary, which explains how math was actually implemented in the Miquon school. I'd even read the First Grade Diary and parts of the Lab Sheet Annotations. What I didn't have was any of the actual Lab Sheets!

After Erika's math obsession had gone on for a couple of weeks, I ordered the Miquon "Orange Book," and today we did the first two sheets. It was easy material for her, and I think I'm going to omit a few pages to get to something with a little more challenge. I'll be interested to see what she thinks of Miquon as we move on with it. I also introduced the concept of putting your name and the date onto the lab sheets today.

We also did more MEP today, wrapping up the end of Lesson Plan 19 and moving on into Lesson Plan 21. (Every tenth lesson doesn't really exist, it's intended for consolidation and review in the classroom.) A few pictures )


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