Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lone Star Learning-Math Vocabulary Cards

When you have a child that struggles with comprehending the basic math applications you look around for anything to help.  We have found just that with Lone Star Learning.  Sometimes something so simple means so much to a family with a special needs child.

Lone Star Learning is a Texas based company (I know you thought I was going to say New York didn't you?!).  Teachers have developed a number of educational products for Lone Start Learning.  These products cover a vast array of subjects like math, science and reading.

We had the pleasure of using the Target Vocabulary Pictures Math Set 1.  Recently we had the pleasure of listening to a lecture given by a well known education professional.  She suggested using pictures in the word to help your child remember the vocabulary word.  That is just what these cards accomplish!!

These cards are available on the Lone Star Learning website.  They sell for $29.99 per set of 50-56 cards.  I know most of you are doing a collective sigh right now.  But let me tell you something...they are SO worth it.  How can you put a price tag on your child's education??  Our daughter has Auditory Processing Disorder.  This really makes it hard for her to comprehend a lot of things.  Especially math!  So when I see the joy on her face when she "gets it" it makes me want to cry.  That to me is priceless!! 

We are using a card a day and really learning what the word means.  So here is what I have been doing with these cards.

Each day I have hidden a card, sometimes two, throughout the house.  I have tried to place them on something that is closely related to the meaning of the word.

I chose 4 cards per week.  I typed out the meaning of the words and printed them out.  With paper in hand Hannah went to work trying to locate the card for the day.  When she found it she was required to find the meaning of the word from the list I provided. 

This one was one of my favorites!! Can you guess why?  Hmmm perhaps because of the title of my blog?  Anyway, Hannah had to locate the card and then from her list she had to give me the meaning.  This has become a fun game for her.  Not only is she expanding her vocabulary, she is learning the meaning of the words as well.  I have many more of the card sets on my wish list for next year. 

The Target Vocabulary Word Cards are not arranged by grade level.  I would say you could use these for any child in grades K-8.  Of course these could be used with older depending on your child's ability.  The word lists are listed on the website.  The list will give you an idea of what set will best fit your family.  I will defiantly continue using these.  The colors on the cards are so bright and really eye catching. 

The rest of the Homeschool Review Crew members reviewed other products from Lone Star Learning.  Go on over to the blog and check out the great reviews.  I shall meet you there!!

Disclaimer~ I received a free copy of this product through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations

1 comment:

AdoptionMom said...

We loved these cards too!