We know that there must be more to math than just slogging through page after page of multiplication facts, but what? Last time I checked, wondering at geometrical patterns in God’s creation was not in the scope and sequence of my math curriculum, but it’s something I long for my kids to have opportunities to do.

When can I fit in a math read-aloud or few rounds of one of the logic games collecting dust on the shelf? What about hands-on exploration with big math ideas like probability, estimation, or measurement?  How can I make time for this kind of math in my homeschool?

Making Math Enjoyable... Really: A Your Morning Basket Conversation with Kate Snow
We are joined on this episode of the podcast by Kate Snow of Kate’s Homeschool Math Help. Kate explains that, while skill work in math is certainly important, it really is okay sometimes to play with math without a lesson plan and Morning Time is the place to do just that.

By weaving math explorations, stories, and games into Morning Time, we can put our kids in touch with big ideas and expose them to the beauty found in mathematics.

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The Basket Bonus for today’s show is printable of an easy math game for multiple age kids from Kate. Enter your email to get access to the Basket Bonus library with this and other great Your Morning Basket printables.


Links and resources from today’s show:

 Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late (Bedtime Math Series) Bedtime Math: This Time It’s Personal (Bedtime Math Series) Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out (Bedtime Math Series) The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat Further Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat Puzzles from Penrose the Mathematical Cat The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure The History of Counting How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) Let’s Play Math: How Families Can Learn Math Together and Enjoy It ThinkFun Rush Hour Fat Brain Toy Co AnimaLogic Hasbro Yahtzee Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) Unifix Cubes (100 count) DIDAX DD-22200 Ten Frame Trains


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