Kindergarten Math Sentences Activity and My Teaching Approach
Kindergarten Math Sentences Activity
Lesson From November 16th 2017
Hi friend! This lesson is from our math workbook. We had fun doing this lesson together. My 6 year old is becoming very good at math and I defintally contribute that to the level of dedication I have to provide high quality homeschool lessons for him.
Friends, it takes time and effort to plan well though out lessons. As homeschool moms we also want to take the time to prep for our lessons the night before we teach. For this lesson there will be some prep such as cutting out the two different colored bikes located on page 78 and 80 in your math workbook.
Our The Ultimate Kindergarten Experience Teacher Guide is also pictured above.
You will also need to have two colored manipulative pictures or objects. So if you are using our curriculum you can cut out the pictures of the blue and pink bikes. Then sort the bikes into two piles based on same color.
I learned in college that as a teacher you will want to follow this approach to teaching:
- I DO = This is when the teacher shows the child how to perform the educational activity. For this lesson the "I DO" will be you showing your child how to create a math sentence with the two colored bikes. For example 2 blue bikes + 2 pink bikes = 4 total bikes.
- WE DO = Next, you and your child will do the activity together. This will look like you and your child creating a math sentence together. For example you could start the first part of the math sentence. You could say "I have 3 pink bikes. How many blue bikes should we add?" Then, your child will respond with a amount of bikes. Let's say the choose to add 3 blue bikes. Now, you may say "Great, we have a total of 6 bikes. We can write that in our workbook as our first math sentence."
- THEY DO = Lastly, you can allow your child to perform the activity on their own. This is called independent practice. Now, is the time of the lesson where you can have your child create a math sentence on their own. You carefully watch them and guide them only if they ask for help. This is the part of the lesson when you can take note if the understand how to create math sentences on their own or not.
Here is a example of the first sentence I created to show my son how to make a math sentence. This is the "I DO" part of this homeschool lesson. This is such a fun math lesson to do with your kindergartener or young child. I recommend this math sentence activity for any child 3rd grade and younger.
This is a picture of how we did the "WE DO" and the " THEY DO" part of this lesson. For the "WE DO" my child and I both created math sentences together. I guided my child into creating math sentence with me. Then, I wanted to check his understanding of creating math sentences so I asked him to create a math sentence on his own. He did good but needed my help.
So often children are very confident that they can do the work until its time for them to do it on their own. As the homeschool mom this is a great opportunity to work closely with your child to guide and help them when you see them struggling.
I hope you found this lesson helpful and I hope you learned more about how to use the "I DO" , "WE DO", "THEY DO" method of teaching. You can use this with many different types of teaching situations and this is a great way to slowly teach and ease your child into the lesson. This method of teaching will greatly help you reduce the amount of frustration your child experiences during their lessons.
Have a good day! Byeeeeee.
Homeschooling His Children