Category Archives: Homeschool – Mathematics

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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“So…What’s All This ‘Times’ Stuff About?”

Em woke up unusually early this morning. It was barely 7 a.m., and she was up and awake. So my usual routine was a bit disrupted, since I’m used to her sleeping in until 9 a.m., when her alarm is … Continue reading

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Splash Math and More

Splash Math I just signed up for an interesting site … Splash Math. Splash Math combines the best of both worlds. For a child, Splash Math appears to be like a game which rewards on getting answers correct, keeping them … Continue reading

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Unschooling Conversations, Life of Fred, and More

Em’s reading continues to improve, and although it might be repetitive, I continue to bask in the daily breakthroughs and improvements. I have waited for this for so long, and it is absolutely spectacular to see it unfolding! I have … Continue reading

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Life of Fred – Butterflies!

With many of learning adventures, I’ll introduce a book or subject that seems to be something the kiddo likes, but turns out after a few forays into it, to not be. I have a child who wants desperately to please me, so it … Continue reading

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Unschooling for Monday – Forget Columbus Day

Having read the first part of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States and learned a few things about Christopher Columbus, and what a completely and total monster he truly was (rape and enslavement of women and girls, wholesale … Continue reading

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