Category Archives: Homeschool – Mathematics

One Last Push Before Christmas Break

As 2018 winds down and Christmas break approaches, I find that we are in a good space with homeschooling, Emily and I. She gets stressed still, mainly over math, but it is improving. This morning there were tears. When I … Continue reading

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Three Day Homeschool, Sly James and the Zoo

Monday and Tuesday were “homeschool free” days, but we’ve been packing in the learning today! Our “Three Day” Homeschool Week Balancing work with homeschool is tricky. I had originally envisioned working in the afternoons and homeschooling in the morning, but … Continue reading

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The First Week of Sixth Grade

A Decent First Day Ah, the return to homeschooling! It certainly had its fits and starts. I knew I had a cleaning later in the afternoon and I also had some errands to run, but I expected we had the … Continue reading

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Kidpreneurship

I’ve been on a book buying spree. Don’t judge me! And a month or so ago, I bought a couple of money and entrepreneurship books for kids. Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs With Big Ideas introduces the idea of entrepreneurship, something close … Continue reading

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Three Minute Math and the Big Question

I’m a planner by nature. I like to know where I will be next week, next month, heck, even next year (as much as one can predict that). So when Em asked to return to homeschooling this fall, I began … Continue reading

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First Day of Fifth Grade

First Day of Fifth Grade The “first” day of school is rather a misnomer around here. After all, we school year-round, so I consider the 4th grade school year to officially end on July 31st, followed by the “first” day … Continue reading

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Real World Math and…Fairies?

Real-World Math After flipping and flopping over how to teach math, I’ve settled on a plan of attack that seems to work. Real world math. These generally manifest in the form of word problems. Here are two from the other … Continue reading

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Real Life Math

There were plenty of moments as a child and teen when I bemoaned having to learn mathematics. Especially algebra. So I prefer to use real-life examples. This past weekend, I woke up to see in the weak morning light a … Continue reading

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What Life of Fred Taught ME This Week

Em loves Life of Fred. I mentioned in my last post that, after seeing it scheduled on her weekly checklist only twice, she insisted we read five chapters each week, instead of the required two. When asked why she likes Life … Continue reading

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Homeschool Budget

For the past couple of years I have had a homeschool budget set for $600 per year. And while it very well may increase in the years to come, that has been the average expenditures for us over the past … Continue reading

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