my husband's work schedule changed and, boy, has he been gone a lot lately! (Naturally, it's my husband's fault!)
AND it takes a lot longer time (and more concentration! ouch!) to create a post that includes every subject for every week.
AND I may possibly need to spend some of my time planning to be a CC tutor even though I keep trying to convince God that He really needs to send someone else to do this. Why? Because I prefer working behind the scenes with as little responsibility as possible on our CC meeting days. It's my only day to not be totally in charge (aside from church) when my husband's on the other side of the world. AND I LIKE being able to get there "just in the nick of time" instead of the daunting responsibility of getting all of us there an hour early - and you mean I actually have to PREPARE?!?. AND, I am not always patient (among other things), and I don't want to stress out trying to get our children to a place I have really enjoyed going to in the past. There. I said it. (Now, doesn't that make all of you parents and new tutors out there feel better knowing my character flaws?)
So, the big change is: I am going to post resources for Cycle 3 by subject instead of by week. It will save a bunch of time and keep me from repeating myself on subjects that have resources that span across several weeks.
Math Resources for Classical Conversations (All Cycles, All Weeks) or for anybody just wanting help with teaching multiplication, unit conversions, geometry, and math laws:
- Skipping to Oregon: Skip count by 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s with this Oregon-Trail theme
- Martian Multiplication File Folder Game or Noah's Ark File Folder Game (2s tables)
- Multiple Blessings File Folder Game (2s & 3s)
- Three Times Tables
- Four Times Tables
- Cherry Tree Chop (3s & 4s)
- Seven Times Tables
- Nine Times Tables
- Twelve Times Tables
- Sandwich Sequencing Folder Game (by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 10s)
- Fact Family Multiplication/Division Game from File Folder Fun. (To be used throughout skip counting weeks.)
- Sizing up Sampson Measurement Game (inches/feet conversion)
- For other games on expanded notation, fractions, decimals, and other math concepts, go to Filefolderfun.com
- Math-drills.com is a great website for math drill sheets on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurement, fractions, and a number of other math concepts.
- These multiplication wheel worksheets (recommended by fellow CC bloggers Lindy and Jeanne) can assist with memorizing those multiplication math facts (up to 12s).
- Download a free version of the Timez Attack video game. (Click on downloads.)
- The Toymaker has a fun skip counter and multipies.
- Also available for free on currclick are Skip Counting Drill Sheets from Lilliput Station.
- Try playing Multiplication Bingo, too!
- Dinah Zyke's Teaching Mathematics with Foldables provides a method of learning new math concepts using graphic organizers in the form of foldables. When I taught public high-school and middle-school math, these were a big hit!
- If your child likes cartoons or is having trouble memorizing his mulitiplication facts, check out the samples at Times Tables the Fun Way. Our children LOVE these!
- Schoolhouse Rock has some great Multiplication songs for facts up to 12s tables.
- You can print or use an interactive Times Table at Mathisfun.com (also has worksheets, on-line math fact practice, and other activities)
- If you'd like to know what math programs we've used and what we are currently doing for math, go to our post on Math Curriculum Review. And for extra math practice (or for those who are pinching pennies), go to our Free Resources page to find out about math curriculum workbooks that you can download for free. (Look for LearningPage.com, Bridges in Mathematics and MathKEY.)
- And I will update this post at a later date as I find useful resources for unit conversions, geometry, and math laws.
I post resources for CC not only to benefit other parents, but it also helps me to get organized. If you have landed on this blog post and are looking for:
- History Readings/Correlations, click here.
- Timeline resources, click here.
- Geography resources, click here.
- Science resources, click here.
- American History Literature resources, click here.
- Fine Arts resources, click here.
- Latin resources, click here.
- Bible resources (not specifically for Classical Conversations), click here.
- How to organize everything, click here.
- How we do Classical Conversations at home, click here.
- What a day in the life of our Classical Conversations Community looks like, click here.
- And how to supplement CC on a shoestring, click here.