Why Building Number Sense in Our Homeschooled Children is Essential

Why Building Number Sense in Our Homeschooled Children is Essential

I was sitting in a class about how to teach math. My instructor pulled out these things called base ten blocks and informed us we were going to learn how to teach subtraction with regrouping. Mentally, I groaned. All that crossing out, writing numbers above other...
How to Make a Multiplication Fact Flip Book

How to Make a Multiplication Fact Flip Book

For many children, mastering the multiplication facts is a lengthy process that takes time, persistence, and plenty of practice. This colorful multiplication fact flip book includes all the multiplication facts from one through twelve in a convenient, portable format....
5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

If you haven’t heard of the BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS series yet, I have to warn you, after reading this you just might want to run out and buy them all! As a homeschooling parent they provide so much potential: you can use them as a quick reference, use them as a spine...
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...
5 Engaging Ways to Teach Basic Counting Skills

5 Engaging Ways to Teach Basic Counting Skills

Counting is a basic skill all children need to learn. Often this is done with workbooks or worksheets. However, I would like to propose more engaging ways to teach counting skills to little ones. Use Everyday Experiences The first concept I would like to suggest is...