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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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7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

While Jayden has been doing middle school level work, this will be his first of two years that are counted officially as middle school by our school district. During these years he is required to fulfill a certain number of credits across given courses. 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum English/Language Arts IEW Writing Class Last year(…)

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12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling high school has been less and more than I expected. As with everything, you can’t plan for every twist and turn. Our big news for this year is this: We have finished 3 years of high school in 2 years! This means that instead of doing 11th grade this year, we are doing 12th(…)

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Resources for Learning Multiplication Tables

Resources for Learning Multiplication Tables

Math is often a difficult and frustrating subject to our help our kids with. I often see online and hear people ask about teaching multiplication facts. The good news is that there are tons of different resources out there to help you with this. The bad news? Trying to choose which one! To help you(…)

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No-Nonsense Algebra for Homeschool

No-Nonsense Algebra for Homeschool

Math is a tricky subject in our house, and in many houses, from what I have seen throughout my years of homeschooling. Getting through basic arithmetic usually isn’t so much the problem as navigating Algebra. Getting into higher level math can be a frustrating experience for both parent and student. No-Nonsense Algebra can help both(…)

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Math Curriculum & Resources

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Math Curriculum & Resources

When you take on the very important job of homeschooling your kids, one of your main concerns is finding quality resources with which to teach them. One of the tricky subjects for many parents is homeschool math. While this is not a complete list, I have compiled a list of math resources to help you(…)

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Fun DragonBox Geometry App

Fun DragonBox Geometry App

Our math journey has been a long and winding road. Our teen has been through numerous math curricula during her school journey. Needless to say, I am always looking for fun and engaging ways for my children to work with math. My younger two love to play video games. Give them a computer or an(…)

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FREE Online Math Practice from iPracticeMath.com

FREE Online Math Practice from iPracticeMath.com

Among the homeschooling community, I often see and hear of people who are struggling with math. Parents often have a hard time teaching it, and kids often have a hard time learning it. Which of course turns into both parent and child dreading it! Anytime I can find a resource that can help with this(…)

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Identify & Close Math Gaps

Identify & Close Math Gaps

Are you concerned that your child might have math gaps? Using a curriculum or not, you might find learning gaps in their math education. The question is how do you identify them, and then work to close those math gaps? A+ Interactive Math is now offering an Adaptive Placement Test with Individualized Lesson Plans program. This(…)

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Money Management for Teens with the CASHFLOW Board Game

Money Management for Teens with the CASHFLOW Board Game

Teaching Money Management for Teens is a really important life skill that we should be sure to cover with our children before they graduate and move out on their own. It has also been a topic of interest here at Starts At Eight. Any time we get the chance to try out a product to(…)

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Financial Literacy for Tweens & Teens

Financial Literacy for Tweens & Teens

If you follow me at all here at Starts At Eight you know I love reading and books. I am a big proponent of learning with living books and we often fill much of our history studies with historical fiction. So when I was offered the opportunity to check out this book Pirates of Financial(…)

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