Hello Charlene,CharleneHoell wrote:I haven't posted in awhile, but have sooo enjoyed learning more and gleaning lots from those who have used MFW for quite some time.

OK...we are switching to MFW in the fall. I will have one in MFWK and wondered if anyone supplemented other math with this. I know it is an all inclusive curriculum, but I was not sure if the math was enough?

Blessings to all, Charlene :)

We're in week 4 of MFW K and I've read through the entire TM so I have a feeling for math in MFWK. I'm supplementing math a little because ds is proficient at recognizing numbers, counting to 100, etc. But...I'm only doing oral or quick craft type of things. No other curriculum.

For example, we spent a few minutes each day "making 10." I'd get 10 manipulatives, make a pile of 3 and a pile of 7 and ask him how many in each pile. This lasts about 4 minutes. The next week I'd get them out, make two piles, cover one pile with my hand, and ask him how many were under my hand. We'd only go through each iteration (1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5, 6+4, 7+3, 8+2, 9+1) one time and then be done. Now that he's comfortable with all the factors of 10, we're making a little flip book on Adding 1. Then we'll do Adding 2. (He also gets cutting practice and handwriting practice when he write the answer!)

Of course, we point out math in everyday life all the time so it's more of a math-by-osmosis curriculum. Dh is a math teacher and doesn't want me doing any more than this right now. (I'm the kind that would jump into an earlybird curriculum.) He wants ds to be comfortable with numbers and enjoy math-related activities.

HTH!