Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Why I like Math

I think I am my mom's only child who actually enjoys math and did well in the subject. I attribute this to Mortensen Math which I used up until second grade in a Montessori school. In Mortensen math, you use blocks to visualize and play with math. I liked doing math so much as a child that the first thing (and perhaps the last because I was caught) I stole was a pile of math workbooks. My own daughter will be starting kindergarten next year and I plan on purchasing a set of these blocks to help get her excited about the subject. You can purchase the kits here or here.

5 comments:

myartisfashion said...

Yes, you are the only child who actually likes math! But I too love these blocks. I think I started hating math after I couldn't use blocks or anything to help me. I got lost after that. Gabby will have so much fun with these.

Factotum said...

Hopefully they'll come out with blocks Gabby can use through college--do you think her professor's will mind her pulling out her block set in the middle of class?

myartisfashion said...

Maybe I can try that when I start college, kind of as a test run for Gabby. We'll just have to see how that goes. I could always teach my professor a thing or two if he makes me put them away.

Factotum said...

That's a great idea Jules!

Crewton said...

Check out Crewton Ramone's House of Math...or

http://crewtonramoneshouseofmath.blogspot.com/

I assume you are still using blocks...