This week’s topic for the Virtual Curriculum Fair is math. I love math. However, my love of math doesn’t equal a love of teaching math. I have written quite a bit about math during my years participating in the Virtual Curriculum Fair. In fact, I’ve written so much, that I don’t have anything further to add to this topic today.…

## From Counting to Calculus – Homeschool Math

Finishing Strong Starting Gently Last week I talked about my somewhat unusual position of graduating my first homeschool student this spring, and starting my (presumably) last student in Kindergarten this coming fall. David, my senior, is a math natural. But teaching him math was not without struggles. In fact, there were many battles fought over math.These included…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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!…

## 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…