For the first three years of formal math instruction, we happily used Miquon Math. We loved the short lessons, the colorful yet not distracting workbooks, and the use of Cuisenaire rods. But the curriculum only goes through 3rd grade. Come 4th grade, we were going to need a new math curriculum. We have many friends who happily use Math-U-See, and we thought about it ourselves.
As homeschoolers it’s sometimes difficult to meet the needs of different aged children. True, we don’t have to manage a classroom full of 30 children. But most classroom teachers aren’t juggling multiple grade levels and a toddler and baby. Even with our best efforts, it can sometimes feel like no one is getting what they need. Easy Changes that Bring Peace At our house we
The idea of homeschooling math can instill fear in even the most seasoned homeschooler. Many of us may not have been strong in math during our schooling years, or just aren’t sure we can teach it to someone else. The good news is that there are homeschool math curriculum options out there to suit a variety of needs! With options such as hands-on, textbook, and
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I want to share a product with you that I found and fell in love with long before I started homeschooling (or at least very early on with my first child). Learning math facts can be quite the chore for kids and parents alike. As parents we struggle and debate over how to teach them. Do we push memorization? Do we push learning as a
I have to admit that in our early years of homeschooling I was very enthusiastic about buying educational gifts for every occasion. Therefore, we have tons, and yes I means tons of educational games in our house. Some have been and a big hit, and others not so much. One that was a favorite of all three of my children is The Allowance Game. The
Mathematics is a subject that needs a lot of practice. Children are often bored using a single resource to finish assignments, especially when they are a line of exercises on a mathematics workbook. I know that it would be a good drill to familiarize them with certain mathematics concepts. Although I can force them to do the drilling part, I also think that giving them another
Daily math lessons elicit groans from many children – my own daughter included. One way that I helped overcome the daily drudgery of math was by including math games whenever possible. RightStart’s Math Card Games Kit is our favorite resource for math fun. RightStart Math Games If you’re looking for ways to add some fun to your daily math lessons, the Math Card Games Kit