Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Multiplication the colorful way

One of my children does not consider math her gift. :-) We have been working on 2 digit and 3 digit multiplication, and this has been extremely challenging for her. She understood the concept of multiplication, but it seemed she could not remember how to do the algorithm, or the order of when to multiply. She would get stuck in the middle and was not sure what to do next.
To me this was an interesting problem. I wondered if color coding the problem would help her. So the picture below shows what we did. After a few weeks, she was able to solve the algorithm without the colors. I considered this great progress!

Each number in the second row of the multiplication problem is circled a different color. The lines that she writes the number on after multiply each number is the same color as the number that is being multiplied. This has helped her know where she is in each problem. We used Crayola erasable crayons.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Congratulations to . . .

Congratulations to  the winner of the Amazon gift card Heathen Family/PicaboMama!   Please email me ohiohomeschool@gmail.com to claim your prize. 
I want to thank everyone who follows my blog.   I greatly appreciate you!  The poem below says so well my wish for you this March.

A Wish for a Friend 
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

Have a good week.  

Friday, March 04, 2011

May the Luck of the Irish be with you to win an Amazon Gift Card

The drawing will be on Tuesday at noon!  Become a follower and leave a comment!!
My family was Irish and  I  grew up listening to the Irish Rovers.   So,  it is only fitting that there be a contest with a lucky winner in March to help me reminisce about my childhood! My Dad will be so proud.   So whether you know the Old Irish Blessing or just like to win, I would love to have you enter the  March contest.   I am giving away a $10 Amazon gift card on Tuesday March 8 at 12:00 pm.  You can win by doing the  following.

You can become  a public  follower of our blog or tell me you are following AND leave a comment to let me know. Your email would also be helpful written in this format   your email  at (providers name) com

Here are some more ways to enter if you are feeling adventurous!
--Blog about our contest and leave a comment telling me you did.
--Post a link on Facebook and leave a comment.
--Post to a homeschool email group and leave a comment saying you did.

So hope you are lucky and win!

PS: To become a follower--Under "Thank you for following my blog"   on the right hand side is a button that says  FOLLOW.  Click on that button and follow the steps to set up a Google account.  If you already have a Google account then use that one.  It will lead you through the steps. 
To post a comment click on the word "comments" or "post a comment"  under this post.  A new window will open.  Scroll down to the end and write "I am following" in the box.  Follow the directions to post.  If you have have trouble please email me at ohiohomeschool@gmail.com for help.