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Unschooling Science

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of the links, I will receive a small commission. This week we’re talking about Math and Science in the Virtual Curriculum Fair hosted by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds  and Laura @ Day by Day in Our World. I’ve spent an interesting couple of hours going […]

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Third Grade Curriculum Choices

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. It is hard for me to believe that my baby girl will be in the 3rd grade this fall! Lizzie is, for the most part, a cooperative student. She grasps new concepts quickly, and she doesn’t mind writing things down. She liked having her own school desk in the […]

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Thoughts on Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum

I had the opportunity to talk with a friend at church who will be beginning to homeschool her oldest son for kindergarten this fall.  She was interested in hearing my recommendations for homeschool kindergarten curriculum. In my opinion, kindergarten should be kept simple. For formal school I recommend phonics, handwriting, and math. This conversation occurred […]

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now about Math

It’s time for the next topic in the Virtual Curriculum Fair. This week’s topic is Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Mathematical Understanding or Memorization? I think I have pretty thoroughly shared my thoughts on teaching math. Here’s How I choose Math Curriculum. Basically, I value mathematical understanding over memorization. Except sometimes. I’ve found […]

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Spiral Math: The post where I admit I was wrong

Hopefully that got your attention. And maybe it was a bit strong, but I’ve learned something. I’ve always been a big believer in choosing math curricula that focus on understanding rather than rote learning. Here’s my post from last year’s Virtual Curriculum Fair: Thinking Mathematically: How I Choose Math Curriculum And while I don’t have […]

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Make It Real Learning Activity Library Volume II #hsbloggers

When am I ever going to need this? Why do I have to learn this? Math is so boring. If you’ve ever heard any of the above in your home, I have a suggestion for you. It’s called Make It Real Learning. I reviewed one of the modules: Sets, Probability, and Statistics from Volume I […]

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Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra and Mastering Essential Math Skills Geometry Review

This spring I started searching for an algebra text for Anna. She’s starting 7th grade and is ready for algebra. David is very happy with his math program, but it’s a bit unconventional. It does not appeal to Anna at all! (I used to think I could buy the same curriculum for all my kids! […]

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Professor B Math Review

As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I get to test a lot of products. I love trying out a wide variety of resources in my homeschool, many of which I am unfamiliar with before receiving to review. Professor B Math is one of those. Professor B is an on-line math curriculum. I’ve reviewed […]

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enVisionMath Review

I always loved school. I love the look, feel, and even the smell of a brand new textbook. I was transported back to my own public school days when I received the 3rd grade enVisionMath textbook from Pearson Learning. You know the stamp in the front of a textbook that has a place to write […]

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CapJaxMathFax Review

Learning math facts brings up images of studying boring flash cards. And I don’t just mean boring for the kids! I really do think drilling math facts is important, but it has not been something that I’ve made enough time to work on with my kids. It takes time and my time is spread really thin […]

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