Monday, January 25, 2010

Educational Gifts Pt. 2- Mighty Mind

This has been a huge hit in our house since Christmas. The boys call it school and like to refer to the front of the box where it says it makes you smarter. The goal is to use the 32 shapes to form the picture on a card. We'd done a couple of similar things in Singapore Math, but this is the full deal. It starts off really (!) easy and slowly builds using more shapes to form complicated pictures. D-Man finished up the whole series of 30 cards this week. I started helping him a little bit to think through the strategy of which shapes to use as he got close to the end of the series. I plan to get D-Man the next level, SuperMind, for his birthday. He's really excited about it. In the meantime, he started over doing them with no help. I'm interested to see if he can do the latter cards all by himself now that he's had some practice. C-Monster loves it too and seems to have a good grasp of the concept. He's done the first 13 cards so far with no help. He seems to get it pretty easily.

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