Math has been a big deal around here lately, mostly because my son is excited about his brand-new Khan Academy account. We are starting at the beginning with 1-digit addition and 1-digit subtraction, but Tenzin was excited about pushing himself and trying some DIVISION. He watched the video that accompanies the basic division section, and then I set him up with some manipulatives. I dub it Marble Math! Here’s the process.
For this math activity, you will need:
- tons of marbles of uniform(ish) size
- a small bowl
- handful of medium-sized rubber bands
- hundreds chart (if your kiddo still gets lost in counting, like my little guy)
The first problem given was 40 / 8 = ?
1. His first task was to count out 40 marbles into the bowl.