By the Shores of Silver Lake Adventure: Math Lessons

Here are our Lesson Plans For Math

These lessons were made to go along with ‘By the Shores of Silver Lake‘  written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We are planning to go through the whole series and I am keeping track of the different topics we are learning about here on my blog. We hope you enjoy these as much as we have!

Tip: If you want to go to a certain week/chapter or topic simply push the ‘ctrl’ and the ‘F’ button down together and a small bar will pop up. Type in the week number or chapter number you want and it will take you to it.

You may find it easier to buy a Math Workbook to work through as you go along with the study. We have also found some great real-world math books HERE

Answer Key Password: momsrock


Week 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 4

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

  • Figure up how much the dinner would’ve cost for your whole family to have eaten with Ma and the girls. see page 34 for the cost.
    • How much did it cost for the Ingalls’ family to eat?  (Ma + 3 girls)
    • How much is the difference compared to your family?
  • Get the prices for an all-you-can-eat buffet near you (or use the prices from the picture below) and figure up how much it would cost for your family to eat there.
    • How does this compare to the Ingalls’ meal? (note the different prices for different ages)
  • Do an activity from Building Thinking Skills® Level 1.
  • Do an activity from Math Games.
  • When you are finished with your math work you can play an Educational Game.

Image may contain: food

Parents click HERE for the answer key.**see instructions at the top of the page.

Rotate through these activities:

MÖBI Kids-The Numerical Tile Game for Kids in a Whale Pouch with Included Activity Booklet

Older Kids:

  • We will be learning about budgeting during this unit. The settlers had to budget carefully because jobs were often scarce. DO you know what a budget is?

Younger Kids:


Week 2: Chapters 5, 6, 7 & 8

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

Rotate through these activities:

Older Kids:

  • Let’s work on budgeting some more
    • Read through and complete pages 12-16 of this pdf workbook
  • Let’s practice reading a menu.
    • Print and complete page 17 of this PDF
  • Work on a lesson in your Ray’s Arithmetic Books or other math workbooks.
  • Work on Khan Academy

Younger Kids:


Week 3: Chapters 9, 10, 11 & 12

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

Rotate through these activities:

Older Kids:

Parents click HERE for the answer key.**see instructions at the top of the page.

Younger Kids:


Week 4: Chapters 13, 14, 15 & 16

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

Rotate through these activities:

School Zone - Math 1-2 Flash Card 4-Pack - Ages 4 and Up, Addition, Subtraction, Numbers 1-100, and More (Flash Card 4-pk)

Older Kids:

  • Pa had to be careful when he was figuring up the time-checks but he had to rely on the accuracy of others. Let’s practice adding up a meal ticket:
    • Print and complete page 18-20 of this PDF
  • Pa had to figure up the men’s pay every two weeks.
    • Read through and complete pages 24- 29 of this pdf workbook

Younger Kids:


Week 5: Chapters  17, 18, 19 & 20

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

Rotate through these activities:

Older Kids:

  • One thing Pa didn’t need to deduct from the men’s pay was taxes. Today we have income taxes that are deducted from our weekly paychecks. Many companies also don’t pay cash but use checks or direct deposit now.
    • Read through and complete pages 30-36 of this pdf workbook
  • Work on a lesson in your Ray’s Arithmetic Books or other math workbooks.
  • Work on Khan Academy

Younger Kids:


Week 6: Chapters 21, 22, 23 & 24

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

Rotate through these activities:

Older Kids:

Parents click HERE for the answer key.**see instructions at the top of the page.

Younger Kids:


Week 7: Chapters 25, 26, 27 & 28

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

Rotate through these activities:

Older Kids:

  • Pa and Ma had to find places for everyone who needed shelter as there were not any hotels nearby.
  • While Pa was away Ma and the girls worked hard and saved their money.
    • Read through and complete pages 41-44 of this pdf workbook
  • Work on a lesson in your Ray’s Arithmetic Books or other math workbooks.
  • Work on Khan Academy

Younger Kids:


Week 8: Chapters 29, 30, 31 & 32

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

Rotate through these activities:

School Zone - Math 1-2 Flash Card 4-Pack - Ages 4 and Up, Addition, Subtraction, Numbers 1-100, and More (Flash Card 4-pk)

Older Kids:

  • When they moved to the claim shanty they had trouble getting everything to fit. Have you ever thought about how much work goes into decorating a home? One thing you need to know how to do is to calculate the area of your home.
  • Work on a lesson in your Ray’s Arithmetic Books or other math workbooks.
  • Work on Khan Academy

Younger Kids:


Week 9: Finishing Up

** For fun you may try ‘ciphering’ on a slate with a slate pencil.

Group:

Rotate through these activities:

MÖBI Kids-The Numerical Tile Game for Kids in a Whale Pouch with Included Activity Booklet

Older Kids:

  • When they moved to the claim shanty they had trouble getting everything to fit. Have you ever thought about how much work goes into decorating a home? Pa also had to be able to calculate the perimeter of the home.
    • Read through and complete pages 17-22 of this pdf workbook
  • Complete this Review Worksheet: By the Shores of Silver Lake Math Week 9
  • When you finish with this worksheet write 2 or 3 sentences about what you have learned from this lesson
  • Review what you have learned.
  • Work on Khan Academy

Parents click HERE for the answer key.**see instructions at the top of the page.

Younger Kids:


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