View Full Version : Doing 5th Grade Math Brave-Style

Stella M
07-13-2013, 10:19 PM
Bravewriter worked so well for us last term that I'm doing maths for ds in a Bravewriter style as well. Thought I would share what we're using in case it's of interest. We are doing our normal math 5x week, but adding on the following. Chapter from Murderous Math 1xweek. Time table drills using ebooks (http://www.mathmammoth.com/multiplication_1.php) from Math Mammoth (she has two specifically for times tables ) 2xweek. Kids Sudoku (http://www.dailysudoku.co.uk/sudoku/kids/)1xweek. Other games from this site (http://mathwire.com). Math Projects 1xweek here (https://sites.google.com/site/duffy5thgrademathprojects/)and here (http://www.themathlab.com/geometry/section10b/intro.htm).

07-14-2013, 12:49 AM
Awesome! Inspired by you, i might just put together a similar Brave Math routine for our house as well...

Stella M
07-14-2013, 02:18 AM
Sounds good :)

I basically chose a living book, a resource for math drills, math game and two projects. I bet there's lots out there you could slot in to those categories for a 7yr old!

07-14-2013, 04:00 AM
What a great idea. Thanks for sharing, Stella. We've been following a Bravewriter routine for summer, and doing random math games/activities. I love the idea of having a math activity routine as well. I think I'll adjust the categories for us, although those project links are intriguing...

Mon - math strategy game (e.g. chess, fox and geese, othello, rush hour); Tues - math manipulatives (e.g. intermediate pattern block activities, fraction manipulatives, education unboxed); Wed - math facts game (e.g. math war, zeus on the loose, math dice); Thurs - math videos (e.g. Numberphile - Videos about Numbers and Stuff (http://www.numberphile.com),http://www.youtube.com/user/mathmammoth ). Fri - activity from Math Games and Activities from Around the World books.

So our light summer schedule would be - Walk, Life of Fred and fiction read aloud, bravemath activity, bravewriter activity, Primary Math (Singapore) Challenging Word Problems workbook.

Stella M
07-14-2013, 04:38 AM
Ooh, math videos!!!

07-14-2013, 01:40 PM
Ooh, I like this! We do a lot of math "supplements" like that but we wax and wane with them. Having a routine might be really good... Maybe we'd do a word problem day (for CWP and Primary Challenge Math), a book day (for Murderous Maths and others), a video day, and a game day...

07-15-2013, 11:02 AM
This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing. I may have to steal some of these ideas this fall.

07-17-2013, 06:54 PM
I love you, Stella.

Stella M
07-17-2013, 07:06 PM
Aw, that's just because we share the same name :)

I'm very fond of the other two Melissa's myself :)

07-18-2013, 08:42 PM
We're trying out Bravewriter when we start back in the fall. If it works for us, I might start something like this too. Thanks for sharing.

07-24-2013, 03:00 AM
Maths Mansion - 10 minute British videos on math - fairly entertaining. There's about 40 of them out there. I think I got them off discoverystreaming but they are on youtube as well. Basically kids are stuck in this mansion til they learn math facts and win during a 'quiz show' type bit at the end. My kids really enjoyed them.
Brainpop has a lot of math videos as well.
Books - Number Devil, Sir Cumference series, Childcraft Math Magic (I loved this book as a kid), Mindbenders and Codebreakers are 'fun' math books too, my older son will always chose those if given a choice.

Another fun math activity - building geometric shapes with zometools or other building toys. There are papercrafts online for that as well.