Thing 1 is obsessed with trains. Part of the Saxon 1 math curriculum we are loosely following called for graphing one day this week. One of my favorite aspects of homeschooling is being able to adapt the material to my sons’ interests. So instead of graphing the hair color in our household, which wouldn’t be a very fun graph, I created a roll and graph activity for Thing 1. He LOVED it. He actually asked me if I could print him off another one so that he could have the different colored trains “race” again.
This activity let’s him practice his graphing and counting. It also allowed us to talk about ordinal numbers as well as what a “tie” is when it comes to competition.
HERE is a copy of the printables I made. It includes the graph, a paper die to put together or pictures that can be used in a photo cube.
Here are a few other math ideas that go with a train theme.
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