# Living Maths at Angelicscalliwags

Maths has historically been a huge problem in our house.  With a son who just gets it and two daughters who just don’t I have the humbling experience of coming to the conclusion I am a naff teacher!

A year or so ago I took the girls off their curriculum and gave ‘living maths’ a try.  Living maths refers to hands on practical and applicable maths.  The girls did well and enjoyed it.  They lost their fear of maths and for a time it was just the right approach for us.  This post contains all the maths we did during that time.

Helping a Struggling Maths Student: Dumping the Curriculum (at least for a while)

Helping a Struggling Maths Student: Number Bonds

Helping a Struggling Math Student: Relationships between the number bonds

Helping a Struggling Math Student: Two Step Number Bond Problems

Helping a Struggling Maths Student: Pascal’s Triangle, Magic Triangles & Number Bond Games

Helping a Struggling Maths Student: What’s the point?

Helping a Struggling Math Student: Introducing Place Value

Helping a Struggling Math Student: Creating their own Number and Place Value Systems

Helping a Struggling Math Student: Utilising a foreign number system with a base 4

Helping a Struggling Maths Student: Learning Without a Curriculum and Using a Maths Informationary

Helping a Struggling Maths Student: Investigating Quadrilaterals

Helping a Struggling Maths Student: Investigating Quadrilaterals Part 2

Maths at the Manor – Percentages and piecharts

Feudalism in the MiddleAges and the Four Alls -Percentages and proportions

Unmuddling Maths – Viking Rune Stones and Probability   Part One

Unmuddling Maths – Viking Rune Stones and Probability   Part Two

Exploring Angles and Triangles Viking Style!

Making an Aged Viking Map – And turning it into a co-ordinate graph

Unmuddling Maths: Co-ordinate Graphs – also finding perimeter and area of irregular shape

### 5 responses to “Living Maths at Angelicscalliwags”

1. Phyllis says:

I love your math posts! I always thought that living math was a literature based math and that hands on math was, well hands on. It doesn’t matter as I like them both!

2. […] It has been two years since I made the decision to take L12 off a formal maths program and teach her using living maths.  At the time she cried daily over her maths and found every single thing about it hard.  For a year or so we simply played.  You can find all my maths posts during that time here. […]

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