Joshua learns best by seeing and doing … not by writing and reading.  This morning, his math was about gallons, quarts, pints, and cups.

I don’t buy gallon milk anymore, so I had to improvise a little.  I showed him 2 half gallons.  We repeated the mantra: “1 gallon is 4 quarts.  1 quart is 2 pints.  1 pint is 2 cups.”  Then we went the opposite way.  “2 cups is 1 pint.  2 pints is 1 quart.  4 quarts is 1 gallon.”  We repeated this over and over while touching the objects on the counter.  Joshua loves repitition.  The more I can get him to say things out loud and the more times he says it the more it “sticks.”  We had a great math lesson and it lasted only 30 minutes and not 3 hours.  He got it!

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