I recently purchased a Singapore Math word problem book to supplement our math. We don't do it everyday but I thought that it would be great practice and B sometimes struggles with logic and word problems. We are doing Singapore Math 5B and I ordered the level 5 word problem book not realizing that it is for 6th grade. The word problems are difficult for him but we do them together.
Today the word problem was best done with a little Algebra. I started to explain to B how to do it with an easy Algebra equation. At first he was confused but when he got it .... he got it! He actually said "that is fun can we do another one?" I wanted to jump up and do a little dance while cheering but I didn't want to spook him. So I calmly said, "Sure." and wrote 5 easy algebra equations on the whiteboard for him which he excitedly did quickly and correctly!! I love that I get to share these moments with my son! :-)
Algebra was a favorite subject of mine so I am such a proud momma!!
Mathematics is the language which God has written the universe.
- Galileo Galilei