Category Archives: Curriculum Talk

Math Curriculum Guide

What do you use to teach math? What is the difference between this math and that math? How do you decide which math curriculum to choose? These are all questions that homeschoolers have to ask at some point. Though many find a math curriculum and stick with it throughout all their years of homeschooling, others […]

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Miquon Math

Miquon is a unique math program designed for students in the first through third grades. There are a total of six workbooks consisting of math “labs”. In the labs, the student explores and discovers math concepts for himself. Cuisenaire rods are essential to completing many of the labs. The rods are a manipulative that can […]

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Apologia Elementary Science

Apologia publishes a full-range of science texts for the Christian homeschool. They began with high school science texts which have been very popular with homeschoolers for many years. More recently, Apologia began publishing elementary texts. Currently, the Apologia Elementary science series includes five titles: Astronomy, Botany, Flying Creatures, Swimming Creatures, and Land Creatures. These texts […]

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Critical Thinking – Mathematical Reasoning Level B

Last fall, I reviewed a copy of Building Thinking Skills Level 2 that I used with my older children. I was very excited when I also received Mathematical Reasoning Level B to try with my 1st grade son. This 264 page mathematics text for 1st grade … Bridges the gap between computation and mathematical reasoning […]

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Math Mammoth

I loved math as a child.  I especially enjoyed all the higher maths including Calculus.  I think that one of the reasons that I enjoyed math, was that I understood it.  I remember thinking how odd some of my friends’ math study methods were. They spent a lot of time trying to memorize how to […]

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Five in a Row

Five in a Row (FIAR) is a unit study curriculum created by Jane Claire Lambert for students ages 4-8. The unit studies are based on children’s literature. Each day for five days, the same book is read aloud to the child. After reading the book, there are suggested activities to complete. Each day a different […]

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All About Homophones

All About Homophones is a book produced by All About Learning Press and it’s about…Homophones.  In case you’re wondering what homophone means, it is derived from the Greek and literally means same sound.  So homophones are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Some examples are two/too, won/one, would/wood, […]

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Building Thinking Skills

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link. I have been blessed with the opportunity to review a lot of homeschooling products this school year as a member of the Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. Many of the products are from new companies just trying to break into the homeschooling market.  The Critical Thinking Company is not […]

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