How to Find Homeschool Math Lessons in Nature

How to Find Homeschool Math Lessons in Nature

Stepping away from the mathematics textbook and looking at all the math connections there are in nature is an eye-opening experience. Looking for and finding math lessons in nature is an art and science that took me years to learn. It was 2003. I had been teaching in...
Using Literature to Teach Math

Using Literature to Teach Math

When we think about tackling math with young children, literature isn’t necessarily the first answer which comes to mind. We turn to literature, of course, to teach the cadence of language, introduce vocabulary, colors, and animals, explain community and geography,...
Math Learning Tools For Homeschoolers You May Not Know About

Math Learning Tools For Homeschoolers You May Not Know About

Teaching math in homeschool is rarely a pleasant experience. From multiplication memorization to algebraic equations math can be a tear-filled time in the homeschool. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are math learning tools that can take the stress out of math...
How to Make Math Meaningful in Your Homeschool

How to Make Math Meaningful in Your Homeschool

Whether your children love or hate math, it’s a necessary subject. Many children don’t understand its necessity, though, and continually ask the question, “When will I ever use this in real life?” We can help our children understand the answer to that question when we...
6 Tips to Teach Kindergarten Math Without Curriculum

6 Tips to Teach Kindergarten Math Without Curriculum

This year, I’m teaching my daughter kindergarten math without curriculum. Kindergarten is the perfect time to “play” school, and kindergarten mathematics is the best place to start with making learning fun. When my oldest was beginning kindergarten,...