We did many rocket launch count-downs until Little Man could count backwards. This really helped him understand what 1 less than is. I also asked him questions, as Math-U-See suggests, like, "What is 1 less than 8?" or "What is the number before 6?" Of course, Little Man's favourite part was throwing the rocket around whenever we did a count down :) For the rest of the day I had a paper towel rocket flying around the house... But my son knew how to add 9!
What fun things have you done with math lately? I would love to hear about it and add your ideas to my Math Fun Pinterest board :)
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