For my oldest daughter Makayla math is something to be endured, not enjoyed. Moving to Math U See in 3rd grade improved things a bit because she was finally understanding math. Yesterday is a day that will go down in history because it is the first day my daughter did math for fun.
Makayla worked for nearly three hours. I wondered if she had been brainwashed or reprogrammed in some way but she assures me she’s still herself.
As you can’t tell from that picture let me explain just what she’s doing. It’s called Your Business Math: Pet Store from Simply Charlotte Mason. I bought it a while ago, printed it out, and put it on a shelf for later because I knew she wasn’t ready for it. As a matter of fact I’m not convinced she’s ready now but the important thing is Makayla has decided she wants to do it. That means things like figuring profit margins, keeping expense records, and paying bills are stepping stones she’ll tackle by choice. I won’t have to convince her of the need to learn how to figure percentages, keep a checkbook, or do a whole lot of math.
UPDATE: Before I was able to push publish this morning she dragged me off to check something in her Pet Store math. She’s been doing it for the last hour this morning and isn’t stopping yet. I love it! Needless to say all her lessons are on hold until she decides she has had enough business math. I’m not about to interrupt.