I’ll start with – I love Math-U-See (MUS). A homeschooling mom from church has always spoke highly of it and after evaluating several math curricula and actually working through another curriculum with a homeschool family with a daughter close to my daughter’s age, I knew that MUS was the best fit for us. We are in the Primer and we are on place value. Today was one of those days because one moment she was building-writing-saying with no problem and then it was like her brain shut off. She had already did her workbook sheets yesterday with little assistance from me but I still didn’t feel like she got it. I knew I wanted her to do some more worksheets before I could truly feel comfortable so I designed some in Excel and converted into Word in order to show you here.Tens Place Value

The sheets can be used by saying the number to the child and having them write it and then shade in the appropriate tens/units or you can shade them on the computer and then they have to write down the correct number. It proved quite helpful and on Monday we will review again before moving to hundreds.

I also purchased an EZ Laminator because I am going to make a Decimal Street similar to this one. I see a few things on the laminating horizon so I thought that I would do an adaptation of decimal street….everyone has their own laminator..right? ๐Ÿ™‚