Math Story DIAGRAMMING
Math diagramming is an activity that can be done as a family, or individually. These are examples of one session our family enjoyed when three of the kids were ages 5, 7 and 9. Please forgive the formatting problems, this page was brought over from a prior site and I have not had time to fix the format glitches.
DJ, age 9, uses exponential notation to indicate the vastness of the stores of grain and locusts, which is why the tale never ends :o)
This was produced in a matter of minutes with huge enthusiasm.
DJ conceptualized and drew this entirely on his own. I added the text descriptions as he narrated them to me.
When he is excited and creatively pouring out ideas, he does not care about spelling and I do not bring it up until afterward if at all. When he is writing, however, he does care about and asks for spelling.
The tally of checks got cut off the scan, GF won with 11 checks.
By using a circular story "wheel" DJ indicates the effect the story has of not really ending (the monk is still holding the tail, hoping someone else will rescue him, like he rescued the farmer).