Beginning Division in Elementary

BW is beginning division.  Teaching this mathematical operation often begins in Casa (3-6 classroom) using golden beads and a special division board.  Because of BW’s attention difficulties and his more practical life focused guide, BW did not receive many lessons that his intellect and tendencies would lead one to expect him to have been challenged with.  So here we are.  We are skipping all the Casa lessons and the division charts (which are in my Casa manuals but I’ve never seen given until lower).  BW will find the division charts interesting and we may make our own in the process of abstracting the division problems.

Anyway, we jumped straight into Stamp Game Division.  I found it most interesting that BW NEEEEEEDED to put all the stamps into neat rows even though I gave him permission to clump them.  I’ll be interested to see how long that lasts.

 

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3 responses to “Beginning Division in Elementary

  1. Joanne Winchester

    Hi…love all the posts and read them faithfully….however, having a problem understanding third sentence above….are you referring to former Trinity classes at age 5 or life or what ( not the reference to attention difficulties, but “the lessons???” I am so in awe of all that you are doing, and what the children are accomplishing, that I sometimes am overwhelmed with depth and scope of it all….thanks…joanne

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