Monday, August 03, 2015

A Need to Learn

So we are going into our 5th year of homeschooling... This summer we have been really busy with mission trips and camps.. It's been fun.  Just the other day my 10yr old - 5th grader, came up to me and said "I want to work on fractions and units of measure..."  You see, she is a baker, and that is what she works with the most.  She wants to really get good at changing the recipe quantities.

Well I proceeded to download some recipe math worksheets... Granted she can do alot of the math in her head... but on occasion it may be difficult.  So I showed her how to multiply and divide fractions, and convert an improper fraction to a mixed number on paper.  It was cool seeing how I could teach her something that she would have viewed as a waste of time and apply it to exactly what she was loving to do, which is baking...

I hope that this year will provide us with many hands-on learning experiences... I want my children to have a want-to, a need, and a love of learning,.