Math is inevitably one of those subjects that people worry about teaching if they are going to homeschool their children. As parents we worry that we weren’t solid in math, or that it has been so long since we tackled upper level math. The good news is there are solid homeschool math programs (like CTCMath) that can do the teaching for you! CTCMath Review
A few years ago my children weren’t using a math curriculum at all. That’s not to say we weren’t doing math, but that I wasn’t using a curriculum to accomplish the task. Instead everything we did was done through games, stories, and hands on applications. My children learned most of the basics and some of the deeper maths as well. However, when our eldest hit
The school year is approaching its end and it’s time to once again re-assess our homeschools. Are there things we need to change? Resources that have or have not worked? Perhaps you are moving into a different season in your homeschool. This is what we as a homeschooling family have recently gone through. Up to now we have used an eclectic Charlotte Mason approach. We
As a physicist, I understand, somewhat, the nature of mathematics. It’s actually a language, and children can benefit from being taught it as a language. Among other things, this means using many different resources rather than just one curriculum. One wonderful resource, the Key to Math Curriculum Series, has been a part of our math program for many years now. Many people think of the
STEM is a buzz word in educational circles that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As homeschoolers, it can be a challenge to find the right resources and tools to teach STEM well. The Curriculum Choice Authors have put together a collection of links for you on the topic of the STEM homeschool. We hope it will provide practical help for your families!
Throughout our 16 years of homeschooling, I’ve run into all kinds of curriculum decisions. There are many, many options! I could usually identify which style or approach might work for our family. Many curriculum choices proved ones we loved and have used over and over again. And then there is MATH. Some homeschool Moms find it simple to choose and implement math options for their
Everywhere we go, we are presented with statistics about things to buy, things to do, the economy, politics, health issues, polls, wages, and more. But sometimes these statistics contradict each other, and what then? How To Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff This famous little book by Darrell Huff is a humorous explanation of the ways truth is misrepresented with statistics. With example after example,
I have a five-year-old and a three-year-old and at the turn of the year I was feeling like I wanted to change up our math routine a bit. We have been using Ray’s Arithmetic and it has provided my son with a fantastic understanding of how addition and subtraction works. We are still using Ray’s a couple days a week, but I wanted to incorporate