Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lacrosse and Montessori Math

Lacrosse season is over! T scored his first goal ever! They ended the season with something like a 6-1 record. They were rained out a bit. So now it is on to a May tournament, and then skills camp, and then lacrosse camp, and then it will just be too hot to play, unless you want to suit up and jump in the pool.

T thinks he is funny, and is "fake" throwing the ball at me. You can see his stick is turned around so the ball will not release...funny guy.
Little D will also be going to skills camp this summer.

He thinks the chin strap feels a little weird. Wait till he tries out the mouth guard.
D doesn't need reading glasses. But since S does, he figures what the heck, so do I. Now his doggie...well he has cataracts, or at least that is what the scuffs on his eyes look like.

Half way through All About Spelling Book 2. This man loves spelling, but we are taking it kind a slow.
Big man math. Cubing a trinomial.
This is the last iteration of the Three Kings lesson. T is comfortable enough with the categories that he can do his multiplication like this. Hundreds cubed is millions. Hundreds (100s) have two zeros each. So, you have 100*100*100, you add the zeros, and throw in some commas, and then you get 1,000,000, a million. Gotta say, this is a good test prep thing. Makes multiplying numbers and estimating answers a lot quicker.

This was T's problem sheet for (243)^3.
And S is doing the bank game. (To find out more about the bank game, scroll down and click on the category to see more posts where I mention this presentation.) She's had a LOT of practice with the large bead frame, and understands decomposing your multiplicand and multiplier and how to multiply categories. She is pretty quick with her math facts as well, and this really, really helps because this activity involves a lot of mental math. She settled into this lesson quite easily.
There is a bit more to come...I have some exciting news about our homeschooling so stay tuned!!


  1. OmG!! Amazing math jobs!!! So impresed!!! Congratulations!!

  2. Hi Abbie, I was just wondering, which albums do you use? Is it the Keys of the Universe albums?