I created, a huge list that kids can use to learn math, Unschool style. My family has homeschooled or Unschooled for over 10 years. We have learned math in many different ways, styles, and methods. Over the years we have had fun inventive ways to make learning fun.
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A little about Unschooling
Unschooling is self-directed learning that puts the child control. We as parents are here to help them along the way or lead them in the right direction. I give my kids ideas, make suggestions and ask a lot of questions to get them thinking. Unschooling is not sitting back and letting the kids do whatever they want, or letting them run wild with no rules. We have rules, the kids have to make their bed, do the dishes, and feed the dog every day. I have set rules, and they know not to break them. This is a little different than radical Unschooling, more info here.
When the girls were smaller, elementary age, we played a lot of games and in the beginning practice (old school) our tables while having fun. As I was transitioning into Unschool we practiced our tables on bike rides, swimming, or math games we designed. We learned fractions by cooking, used math apps, websites, and board games.
Big Huge List to learn Math
- Take a bike ride and practice your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Dart Math – Play math with darts
- Play Put Put – talk about angles to make the shot
- Legos – teach fractions
- Mapping and Surveying – have kids draw map pf back yard or neighborhood using math
- Grocery Store Challenge –
- M&M math
- Water Gun Math – write numbers on cups, call out problems and kids try to hit answer
- Marshmellow Math
- Learn to Mod – learn math and code while getting a college credit
- Pool Math- Do math while swimming
- Make a Cake, brownies or cookies – give your child 1/3 cup and a teaspoon, let them figure out how to make it work.
- Lemonade Stand
- Make Origami
- Brain Pop
- Board games
- Dragon Box – app for iPad or your iPhone
- Life of Fred
- Kahn Academy
- Hands on Equation – a fun way to learn algebra