One month into Kindergarten and Micah’s definitely got the hang of drawing his digits. I think his handwriting is much neater than mine already!

# Tag: math

## Bedtime Math Machine

As part of our bedtime routine, Gloria and I exchange our “favorite part of the day.” Tonight I told Gloria I was proud of how generous she is with her brothers, citing the example of when she gave most of her grape juice to Ezra tonight:

GLORIA: How full was Ezra’s glass?

ME: 3/4, or maybe more like 7/8.

GLORIA: Daddy, what’s an eighth?

ME: Half of a quarter.

GLORIA: So Ezra had 3.5 quarters.

ME: Yes! How did you determine that?

GLORIA: Well, to divide seven in half you take 3 and 3 and split the 1 in half, so then half of seven is 3 1/2, so 7/8 is 3.5 quarters.

I think it’s fair to say she gets the concept of fractions.

## How Can You Make Six?

Lauren and Gloria had the following conversation on the way home from ballet today that I’m glad they shared with me:

GLORIA: Mommy, we practiced fact groups at school today.

LAUREN: What is a fact group?

GLORIA: A fact group is when we get a number and have to show all the different ways to make a number.

LAUREN: What is the fact group for six?

GLORIA: 3+3 is 6. And 2+4, and 1+5, 0+6, 5+1, and 4+2.

LAUREN: Yup.

GLORIA: There’s also 7 takeaway 1, and 8 takeaway 2.

LAUREN: Do you guys do subtraction also?

GLORIA: No, but I needed to try more ways to make six.