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# Extra Math Work at Home for Waldorf Student

Our daughter is in 3rd grade at a Waldorf school, but she's really struggling with some math concepts. She's inconsistent with multiplication, and she needs a good solid refresher on addition, subtraction, and place value.

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Can anyone suggest books (possibly for homeschooling) or other resources that might be helpful. We're open to any suggestions at this point. Thanks!!

Miquon Math gets high marks from homeschoolers. Â It is for the lower grades (K-3rd) and works with cuisenaire rods along side. Â You can also find games that work with the rods. Â I bought a starter set of wood rods, and wish I had bought the bucket, because they get used for all kinds of things, and it's nice to have some leftover for math. Â Â Â You can buy wooden ones that look and feel like something you'd find at a Waldorf school.Â

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There are several ways to approach place value. Â My daughter is just conquering this concept as it applies to carrying in equations.

Thanks, SweetSilver! I'll look into Miquon Math... maybe one of our homeschooling stores has it.

I wish. Â Our store does not carry it. Â Their home site is connected to the store. Â I think you can also order it through other homeschool curriculum sites, if you frequent one already.

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You can also do plenty just at home. Â Monopoly is a great game for putting math into action. Â And if you pull out the money and use just the 100's, 10's and 1's, you can demonstrate place value. The game itself requires multi-digit addition and subtraction, usually with carrying and regrouping. Â It's a lot of fun as well. We really like using the speed di option in the newer sets. Â

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Not sure how "Waldorfy" Monopoly is.

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We've had a lot of discussion on playing with math in the Learning at Home forum. Â But I would say that for addition, subtraction, place value and carrying, not much beats Monopoly or is nearly so fun. Â For Christmas the girls got "Farmopoly" and "Horseopoly" which I found at the feed store. Â Only slightly different, the mathematics are the same.

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