Thursday, April 21, 2011

Math and Science

Math and science are both fun subjects. Try to use as many hands-on activities for teaching both. If you can see it and touch it, you have a much better chance of remembering it.

Kindergarten kids will learn about whole numbers as they count, add and subtract, analyze data, and measure. They will also learn about patterns (size, color, shape, and orientation), sort and classify, and believe it or not, they learn about geometry as they explore 2-D and 3-D shapes. Most online curriculum will have virtual geoboards, counters, calculators, number lines, pattern blocks, interlocking cubes, calendars, 2 and 3-D shapes, attribute blocks, and recording templates for your child to use during the math lesson.

The major emphasis in science is on scientific inquiry, life sciences, Earth and space sciences, and physical sciences. Your child will most likely learn about his body; plants and animals; measurement; matter; the seasons and weather; motion, the sun, moon and stars; natural or man-made; life cycles; sound and water...

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