Category Archives: Math

9 Reasons to Memorize Math Facts

Most of us carry cell phones that put calculators at our fingertips. Cash registers tell cashiers exactly how to give change. Do we even need to memorize math facts anymore? Do children still need to learn addition 1+1 to 10+10 … Continue reading

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7 Hints for Keeping Math Time Tear-Free

Math seems to be the subject that gets the worst reputation. Some kids would rather have a root canal than do their math work. Why is this?  I think that there are several answers to that question. For the most … Continue reading

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Is My Child Learning Enough?

Every homeschool parent occasionally wonders if their children are learning everything they need to know. Since a literature-based learning approach doesn't use traditional testing, it can be even harder to objectively assess what your children are learning.  If you are feeling … Continue reading

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Using Christmas Giving to Teach Financial Literacy

Gifts are an exciting part of Christmas. Many of us give gifts to honor Jesus and his amazing gift of eternal life. Others of us give gifts to emulate the three wise men who sought to honor the Christ Child. … Continue reading

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Fun Tricks for Memorizing the Values of Math U See Blocks

Math U See is probably my favorite math program of all time, as it is easy to use, easy to learn from, easy to teach, and easy to grade. I love just sitting back and watching them quickly do their … Continue reading

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5 Resources for When Your Child Is Behind in Math

You’re just settling into the virtual school routine, and you have a nagging feeling that your child’s math skills aren’t quite up to par. You’ve noticed that they are struggling through their math time and having a tough time recalling … Continue reading

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Why I'm a Fan of Singapore Math Curriculum

Singapore Math is just one of many fantastic math options Sonlight offers. If you already are happy with your math program, don’t switch! I’m not raving about Singapore to stir up discontent or doubt, but to share our experience and provide … Continue reading

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