Time for another review of the EEME monthly projects! These are becoming quite popular in our home, especially with Beth who is my little mathematician.
This project uses the base project from the first month of lessons and all the extra pieces needed to complete this. Beth was excited that this would display numbers. I have to say all the wires feel intimidating to me at first, but my girls don't feel that way at all and I'm glad for that. The video step-by-step instructions are very easy to follow.
Beth prefers using the the iPad for the instructional videos over the computer. I agree that the touch screen makes it more user friendly for my kids to run the videos on their own without having to navigate the mouse. This means when she needs to pause the video or back it up a little she can do so much more quickly.
Beth's favorite way to to put these projects together is to watch the video all the way through, then go back and watch it again as she puts it together. While she doesn't always do this, she is a whole-picture kind of kid and this way seems to go more smoothly for her. In contrast, her older sister, Rose, likes to do a single part at a time and work through the video by pausing a lot. It's interesting to see how each of the girls attacks problem solving differently.
My wireless keyboard comes in handy for answering the questions which pop up after the sections. I love this part of the project because it helps the kids process what they are doing and help see how they are not just building, but also understanding.
These lessons are an incredible addition to our homeschool. This is an interactive experience like no other which I don't think would be available to my kids in a typical traditional school. If you have a child who loves to take things apart and put them together, this would make a wonderful gift for them!