This week for Letter of the Week, Matthew is learning about V. Since we don’t have a specific math curriculum for him, just concepts, we are reviewing some of the concepts he’s already learned, but with vehicles.
He measured some vehicles using unifix cubes, he’s going to classify vehicles based on where they run (land, air, or water), and he’s doing some one to one corresponding and addition and subtraction games with toy cars.
Like today. The prep for this was really easy: I flattened out a cereal box and drew parking spaces. 1-6 were on each side, and 0 and 7 were in the middle. He was able to play three games with this board, 12 vehicles, and a die.
- Game 1: Roll the die and park a car on the matching number spot. Keep playing until all the spots are filled.
- Game 2: Roll the die and add 1 to the number. Park a car in the answer’s spot. Keep playing until you’ve filled all of the spots you can (the 0 and 1 spots will remain empty, so you can park cars there at the start if that will be confusing).
- Game 3: Roll the die and subtract 1 from the number. Park a car in the answer’s spot. Keep playing until you’ve filled all of the spots you can (this time 6 and 7 will be empty).
I thought we were done, but Matthew wanted to keep playing. And then he started doing patterns with the colors of the cars. Cool!
This ended up being a really versatile and really easy-to-set-up day of math for us.