So I have loved the challenge this curriculum gives me. Again, who would ever think a 5 year old would be learning a math formula? Regardless, I really wanted to make an easy model I could do at home while eating lunch or snack to go over the memory work. So here it is...
In order to explain what "a" and "b" and "c" stand for I thought to use plates. That way we could explain the "a" plate can change but always remain the same in the equation.
I figured I could explain the equation as a list of things to eat or "count" that day. You can use anything you have on hand and can use this for all the Math we've been studying since lesson 21.
Here's how it works:
Take some paper plates. Write your law title on half, fold and write the equation on the inside.
Then take more plates and write the letters out, plus sign, parenthesis, etc. I used the inside of the plate to make my signs and the outside rim to make my parenthesis.
Then add meaning or "value" to each plate. The yellow parenthesis tell the kids which they have to "eat" first. You can use food, cheerios, unit cubes, small plastic toys, etc.
Hopefully you get the idea from these pictures. If not shoot me an email and I can explain.
I could see making these for a class. Then having them arrange them accordingly as a part of review. You could get string and hang them over their necks. Then have them hold the quantity in their hands.
Last but not least, making the grammar easier to understand.
Grab a train track bridge and explain how a bridge connects two parts. The Linking verb does the same thing.
I don't know if my sentence is totally accurate on linking verbs, but you get the point.
As the train rides it you can have your child read or create a sentence.
And here are some wall resources for History, Grammar, and Math.
Click here for the document.
It's made in Powerpoint, so you need that to change and view it.
Blessings and goodnight!