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Hi Im looking for something to supplement the everyday kind of maths we do. So atm we just do stuff as and when it crops up & most of what we do has been hands on type learning. We will continue with this approach but I would also like something a bit more ‘concrete’ to follow as weirdly both my two enjoy maths work books! So what do you use? I don’t want on-line stuff really, Im more thinking of a book they can work through. Ive just purchased one Miquon maths book to go with our cuisinnare rods but its pretty dull. Im looking for something which is based in practical work, so gives them little challenges etc We did some mathstart books for measuring/weight activities and they loved doing them, but those are a little too ‘young’ for them now. I want something that’s visual too if poss, not rows and rows of sums!

Ideas please if possible or tell me what you use and what its like.
Thanks

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Following because Morgan absolutely loves maths puzzles and does them all day if not distracted by other exciting real-world stuff (HA! THERE’s an interesting unschooling problem for you, not “My kids just want to watch TV all day and I’m worried they’re not learning enough” but “my daughter just wants to work through maths text books all day”!)

We have some old old Peak Maths text books my mum’s school were throwing out, which in my opinion are boring and dated, and in Morgan’s opinion are incredible and the best fun ever, and in Jenna’s opinion are a brilliant history resource because the photographs are all ‘80s… We also had Carol Vorderman Maths Made Easy books but Morgan has finished all the ones I could get hold of. I’m not interested in a curriculum, and I *would* be fine with online stuff, but any maths work books that folks recommend for age 6+ would be great. smile

Mathisfun.com is exactly what you said you don’t want, online games and similar, but it’s a very very good one.

Sarah
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6yo Morgan (December 06)
4yo Rowan (April 09)
and toddling baby Talia (December 11)

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Yes Im after maths workbooks really, not a curriculum.

One of the things I love about HE’ing is my kids LOVE maths! A constant joy to me as I hated it at school. Sounds like you have a maths fan too smile

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We use Life of Fred and love it! Really qwuirky story about a 5 year old maths teacher at a university. Introduces them to some really random topics, we are about to finish book 3 (Cats).

Where do you get the Life if Fred books from Charliesmum? I’ve found one place, but £12 a book would get expensive really quickly :( Thanks for the website Sarah - it looks fun! I’ll be following this with interest as S enjoys workbooks too smile

http://www.conquestbooks.co.uk/christian_books.php?menu_page=155

they are £12 a book so not cheap. I’m lucky as my mum has offered to buy us them a few a month till we have the elementary set. Might be worth pestering your local library to see if they would purchase some? The first 10 books take them to 10/11 years old so if you did 2 a year it doesnt work out so bad. We are loving them though.

Not really ‘books’ but there is a really good free maths curriculum here…

http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/primary/default.htm

A lot of families I know recommend it, might be worth a look!

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Thanks, just had a look at ‘Life of Fred’.....that feels like the kind of thing we’re looking for smile  More money though, but at least we can aquire them gradually.

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PicnicInTheWoods - 15 May 2013 10:28 AM

Thanks, just had a look at ‘Life of Fred’.....that feels like the kind of thing we’re looking for smile  More money though, but at least we can aquire them gradually.

They are a lovely fun way of doing maths. My daughter ends up begging for ‘just 1 more chapter mummy’ lol

Has anyone used conquer maths online http://conquermaths.com/free/ it seems pretty good, but wondered if anyone else had used it? We’ve used a variety of different workbooks but often they seem to be more for practise and assume you already understand the concepts.

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