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
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With our third high schooler now heading into her junior year, I realized it is time to ramp up our preparation for college admissions testing and more. In a busy homeschooling household with multiple ages, I am still surprised at how easily these type of requirements sneak up on us! Thankfully there are multiple ways to include some test prep time. In the past we
When my daughter was young, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering “why’s” and always eager to learn new things. So when we were looking for a elementary curriculum, we wanted something that would nurture this spirit of exploration with lots of hands on projects – yet would still cover all the bases. We