Teaching Math to a Visual Kid.

Honey is a very visual kid.  She sees things that others don’t see.  I’m not sure, but I think that she thinks in pictures.  Memorizing math facts has been very difficult for her.  We came up with a way to help her memorize a few of her math facts.  I wrote 8 + 8 = 16 on a piece of construction paper and then she changed the numbers into pictures.  The story that she made up is that Mr. and Mrs. 8 are bakers and they baked 16 cupcakes

.8+8

The pictures really seem to have helped. 

For 7+7 = 14 she made crocodiles that ate 14 fish.

And for 9 + 9 = 18 she drew pretty girls and a queen.

 7+7-and-9+9

Sometimes math can be fun.

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4 Responses to “Teaching Math to a Visual Kid.”

  1. Cute Math Facts for Visual Thinkers « Let’s Play Math! Says:

    […] Another homeschooler shared how her daughter drew story pictures to help herself remember the math facts. Check out the photos: Teaching Math to a Visual Kid […]

  2. Jimmie Says:

    I love this idea! We do this for spelling quite often. Why have I never thought of it for math? Brilliant!

  3. hnracademy Says:

    Isn’t it funny how our brains get stuck on one thing. Sometimes it is hard to see the obvious. I have really been trying to think outside the box lately and it seems to be helping Honey.

  4. Lindy Rose Greaves Says:

    Brilliant, thank you for that Honey.

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