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Teaching Fractions Using Legos

Teaching Fractions Using Legos

Have you ever noticed that certain things are just easier to learn when you can see, touch, and manipulate them? Fractions seems to be one of those things. Using objects like pizza, pie, chocolate, and Legos can be a great way to visualize and work with fractions. Teaching fractions using Legos can be a tad(…)

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Memorizing Math Facts – A List & Resources

Memorizing Math Facts – A List & Resources

While I know that there are mixed feeling about drilling math facts, I have found through my own experience that when the kids have the basics down, the more difficult stuff is easier to tackle. Memorizing Math Facts can be done in a myriad of ways such as math games (board and electronic), flash cards,(…)

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Math Mammoth Elementary Homeschool Math Curriculum

Math Mammoth Elementary Homeschool Math Curriculum

Math is a subject that has brought great stress to my oldest, ease for my middle child, and somewhere in between for my youngest. Regardless of how they feel about it, or how easily it comes to them, math is a point of emphasis in our homeschool. I feel it is important to have a(…)

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HoliMaths X – Educational Multiplication Game

HoliMaths X – Educational Multiplication Game

Multiplication can be an early sticking point along the math journey for many kids. Through the years we have seen and used many approaches to teaching/learning multiplication. One thing I have learned is that making multiplication (or anything else for that matter) fun, will not only speed up the learning process, but make it a(…)

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Gifted Homeschool Math from Kendall Hunt

Gifted Homeschool Math from Kendall Hunt

It isn’t often that I put the words gifted together with homeschool math, but here I am, talking about gifted homeschool math! (And I am super excited to do so by the way!) While I wouldn’t term my children gifted, I would definitely say they have bents or strengths in certain areas. Math has been(…)

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5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This is our 11th of year of homeschooling and we have now gone from homeschooling three, to homeschooling two! We now have a homeschool high school graduate in our house that is attending community college this year. So we have one in college, one in middle school and on in 5th grade. Our 5th Grade(…)

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8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This will be our last year of middle school with our second child. Our 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum for him looks slightly different than it did for our oldest when she was in 8th grade. This is our son Jayden’s second and final year of middle school. According to the NYS Homeschool Regulations there are(…)

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Playing Card Math for Middle School

Playing Card Math for Middle School

Math is a subject that can strike fear in the hearts of many homeschoolers and homeschool parents alike.  But here’s the thing, you can make math fun! Card games can help students learn about numbers as well as number operations. Even if you just want to do it to get a break from the stress(…)

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Making Math Fun! With Books

Making Math Fun! With Books

Math – the ever talked about, spreads fear in the hearts of students and homeschool parents alike, subject. While I am a firm believer in a solid math base, and I choose to use a curriculum for our math base, there are a ton of other hands on, fun ways to introduce, learn, and practice(…)

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Homeschooling Algebra With Mr. D Math

Homeschooling Algebra With Mr. D Math

Math is often a topic of interest among homeschoolers, especially as you get into homeschooling Algebra and beyond. If you are like me, you haven’t done the math since high school and that can make it tough to teach it. Since upper level math is long in my past, I knew I didn’t want to(…)

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Using Singapore Math in Our Homeschool

Using Singapore Math in Our Homeschool

When I first began homeschooling in 2006, I had no idea where to begin. I was pulling a child out of the public school system to begin our homeschool journey. Nervous and a little scared I researched and sought help from the two homeschool moms I knew. One of them highly recommended using Singapore Math.(…)

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4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Ava rounds out our homeschool as the youngest one. Again this year we have one in high school, one in middle school, and one in elementary school. As Ava gets older we still keep a more relaxed, more “unschooled” type of schedule with her than her siblings. She will often stray off onto tangents that(…)

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