Last winter I reviewed Math on DVD Pre-Calculus by Steven Gottlieb. Since then my son has been learning calculus, and it has not been easy. However, his frustrating experience has often been soothed by a session with Math on DVD Calculus 1. As a physicist I’ve worked with calculus for many years, but I do not remember much of it after almost two decades as
When my twelve-year-old was seven, math became a chore for him and thus it became a chore for me. When the mere mention of math time caused panic and fear in both of us, I decided we needed to change our routine up. At that point I’d been doing a lot of research and running from something dubbed in the homeschool community as Living Math.
This post contains affiliate links. No-Nonsense Algebra Oh, my goodness. I’m in love. Better yet, my son is in love. Let me back this story up just a bit…We have used and loved Saxon Math for years. My oldest has thrived on it and we have no plans to change gears for her. However, my son has complained about Saxon since the 6th grade. He
There’s always a lot to learning math. New ideas. Funny symbols. Last year’s concepts, almost forgotten, but suddenly important again. And, above all, radically new ways of thinking, especially for high school math. Because it takes many exposures to these new ideas to really understand them, your teens will benefit from supplementary math resources no matter how good your curriculum is. The resource we’ve been
We were offered a free code in exchange for a review of the Math Splash App at the 5th grade level. Always looking for ways to add fun to our math lessons I was happy to accept the offer. We’ve played with the app a fair bit to get a good feel of how it works and the abilities that it has. Even still, I’m
We used Alpha & Omega Publications’ Horizons Math last year for first grade. Now we are seven weeks into their second grade math program. Horizons is known for their “spiral approach” in which concepts are constantly being reviewed. We love the spiral approach because concepts aren’t forgotten. Even though we’ve moved on to a new topic, the workbooks are constantly reviewing concepts learned earlier. Each
Math drills are important. My children do fine with written drills – up to a point. Since we love to use technology in our homeschool, I am always on the hunt for apps that aid in our learning. When we stumble upon a fun app, all the better. Math Monkey is an app that drills your child’s mental addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Dubbed “the
If you’re in the throes of attempting to teach middle school math, you have my sympathy — and my empathy because I’m right there with you. So let me share one of my secrets to maintaining everyone’s sanity: MasterMath. Created and developed by Stan Lisle, MasterMath Middle School On-Line Math offers: video lessons arranged by grade and quarter downloadable/printable worksheets with answer sheets online quizzes