Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Multiplication Tables

Although this is our 10th year homeschooling, I am in new territory when it comes to 5th grade work.  You see, Andrew was in 10th grade when we first started to home-educate.  He already knew how to read, write and he knew his multiplication tables.

I remember learning my multiplication tables and that is exactly what I want our 5th grader to be fluent in:  multiplication. 

I use Math-U-See curricula and have been pleased with it.  But, for some odd reason, Hubs has decided that we should switch to Alpha Omega's Switched on Schoolhouse.  I don't get it, really.  Hubs is not real involved in the planning of our school years, the selection of curricula or in our unit studies.  I think that he thinks that it will be "fun" for Nicolas to learn math on the computer.  I am trying to keep an open mind and heart, but - am skeptical.  We'll see.

Umtil we switch over, we'll keep reviewing our times table monthly, just to stay on top of things.  I found a great website with a full size times table - here is: