Math is not my strongest link. My husband can tell you that. (Ask him about how I got through college algebra.) Unfortunately, my kids are learning about my weakness, as well, though I am getting stronger. I am blessed to have a husband who is strong in math, enjoys it, and is available at times during the daylight hours to be able to instruct the girls.
Recently, I completely confused myself and E when we were working with IXL (watch for a review of this wonderful resource coming up in early November). We were dealing with four sided figures and I had a feeling that I was steering her wrong. (I was. Insert sad face here.) We put it aside until her dad could help her and he did a wonderful thing for her (and me!). He drew up a graphic.
Starting with the most broad category and moving to the most specific category, he boxed everything in. One layer at a time, explaining the differences and giving examples. And, it made sense. So much so, that a few weeks later, it still makes sense and I can remember it!! I decided that meant it needed to be shared with you. Hopefully, it will help someone else out, too. At Home.
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