Math Enrichment for 1st grader who doesn’t love math
We have a delightful, artistic 1st grader who is at a critical moment in her life where she will come to love the productive struggle of math or hate it forever. She’s in BUSD and is getting subpar math instruction (teacher is awesome but there is limited coaching for teachers on math instruction).
I’d love to find a place where she can get grade level/developmentally appropriate math tutoring in the form of fun math games. I want her to build her confidence. I can’t underscore this enough: it needs to be engaging. I fear if it feels too hard and/or boring she will hate math.
We had her in Firecracker math after school but that was a bust (she said it was boring, the math was too hard, she never remembered what they covered and it turned out the other kids agreed).
I don’t want to put her into Kumon because it sounds like explicit instruction...but maybe I’m wrong?