## Math Monday: Multiplication as Repeated Addition

Math, Third gradeOne of the things I love about Waldorf is how holistically it approaches math. We start at the whole and then break it down into its parts. Thus, eight is four plus four, and two plus two plus two plus two, and four times two, and not the other way around.

Another thing I love is how the four processes are approached together beginning in first grade.

Unfortunately, I forsake what I knew to work and dabbled in other methods when it came time for Nicholas to learn mathematics, and so now in third grade we are trying to get a handle on the times tables. Read more...