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Choosing the Best Homeschool Math Curriculum

When you were in school, math was either a thing of beauty or a thing of torment. Whichever it was for you, as a homeschooling parent, you get to help your children move towards an understanding of math—whether they end … Continue reading

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The Three Rs: Covering the Basics as a New Homeschooler

When you think about a good education, you think about the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. How might you approach these key areas in your children's homeschool education? Here's a basic overview of the foundations you'll want to cover … Continue reading

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Why I made John cry ... and 2 more reasons to read out loud

Have you ever read Charlotte's Web … and not cried at the end? When you're reading out loud with your children, I think those tears could be a gift. Sometimes we think books can "only" help kids develop critical thinking … Continue reading

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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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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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