We love to work on math, because the children can hold the coins, move the hands on the little clocks, and manipulate the scales. At this age, the more hands-on, the better!
People often ask if we work on “real math." The answer is yes, we find many creative ways to learn math skills. For example, we use calendars to practice "every other day" (counting by two's). We use clocks to practice counting backwards (subtracting by one's). The older the children get, the more complex the activities.
In Kindergarten, we use a math book with structured lessons.
We use the Math in Focus books, moving from chapter to chapter through number sense, addition, subtraction, story problems, and other Kindergarten math skills. Math in Focus is part of the Singapore math series, which emphasizes hands-on practice, problem-solving, and understanding why math works.
Integrating math with other activities is key.
Using math during lessons on reading, Spanish, science, and art helps children understand the value of understanding math. Math games are another great way to reinforce skills.
Private Tours Call ahead to plan a time that works for you. We will watch the children in action and have a private conversation about your hopes and plans.
Alpine Academy 3100 W. Gunn Rd., Oakland Charter Township, MI 48363 248-814-1111