What To Do with a Kid Who Loves Math?

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So, asking what to do with a kid who loves math may sound like a silly question. But for a parent (namely me) who naturally gravitates to language arts rather than numbers, having a child who loves math is quite foreign. It’s like having a kid who loves vegetables. Though I’m prone to memorization when it comes to math, my oldest son was born with an ability to understand mathematical concepts and theories. He’ll turn anything into a math assignment. This even includes writing a book report. Talk about creativity. LOL!

So, I did some research. What I’ve come to realize is the best thing to do for a kid who loves math is to give him more math – introduction to other concepts, practice activities, hands on exercises. In chatting with my son, he really wants to learn how to multiply.

Here are some of the interesting resources I’ve found related to math, and more specifically, multiplication.

  • Multiplication Rocks – from the creators of Schoolhouse Rocks, this series focuses on multiplication. Here’s a link to the YouTube videos  http://bit.ly/uT14W5
  • Sumoku – think math crossword puzzle. Here’s a link to Amazon http://amzn.to/sEa033
  • Quick Tricks for Multiplying – includes hints and tips for multiplication. Here’s a link to the PDF  http://bit.ly/gAg5t8
  • Math Enrichment Programs (Summer and Saturdays). Here’s a link to programs in the U.S. http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/summer.htm#uma
  • Top 10 Math Websites – Sylvan Learning’s top choices. Here’s a link to the sites http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/newsletter/0704/math.cfm

Happy browsing! Feel free to comment to this post with additional resources. The more, the merrier.

P.S. For more educational ideas, visit http://momschool.net/2011/11/22/carnival-of-homeschooling/

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4 Responses to What To Do with a Kid Who Loves Math?

  1. Pingback: Carnival of Homeschooling « momSCHOOL

  2. Jamie says:

    Hi there,
    I just wanted you to know that your submission to the Carnival of Homeschooling is live at http://momschool.net/2011/11/22/carnival-of-homeschooling/
    Could you check to make sure the links to your site are correct, and then link back to the carnival from your blog? Thanks so much!

  3. Livingmath.com has a wonderful list of books of resources, a terrific forum, and you can buy math history unit studies.

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