Working with CSMP Math

I had a chance to read more about this math curriculum, and I have decided there is a great deal I like about it. The stories are great, as are the materials. One thing I especially love is the minicomputer. I decided to make the kids some computers and checkers to see what they thought. The mini computers were very easy to make with construction paper and my laminator. If you would rather just print them out you can get a copy of them here.

Here is what I did:

I gathered some materials

I gathered some materials

cut out the squares and glued them.

cut out the squares and glued them.

Then I laminated them.

Then I laminated them.

I also laminated a green sheet of paper and cut checkers out of it. Autry wasn’t too interested, but the boys loved them. I introduced the idea behind the computers, and we practiced using them. Then they immediately turned them into a game, and they have been playing with them for over an hour.

Tru learning with his mini computers.

Tru learning with his mini computers.

Decca with his mini computers. He made a game out of them.

Decca with his mini computers. He made a game out of them.

These were definitely a hit, and I cannot wait to implement more ideas from CSMP.

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~ by Jill Harper on September 9, 2009.

2 Responses to “Working with CSMP Math”

  1. Looks great…the kids really seem to enjoy them…

  2. […] youngest son is enjoing many aspects of this math program. He loves the minicomputer that I talked about before. And he loves the storybooks that are an important part of the program. […]

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