Last week I made a mathematics worksheet for my 8-year-old son, whose school is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. I’m republishing it here so others can use it for similar purposes.
There are lots of further directions this could be taken but I’ll leave that to you and your kids. I tried to create something that was conducive to open-ended exploration rather than something that had a single particular goal in mind.
- For the curious: Babbage Difference Engine
- For the intrepid: Concrete Mathematics by Graham, Knuth, and Patashnik, section 2.6 (“Finite and Infinite Calculus”)
Seeing as how we’ve got at least four more weeks of (effectively) homeschooling ahead of us, and probably more than that, in all likelihood I will be making more of these, and I will certainly continue to share them here! If you use any of these with your kids I’d love to hear about your experiences.