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Math for Homeschoolers With Special Needs

Math can be a challenge for children with special needs, leaving many homeschooling parents-not to mention kids-feeling overwhelmed. However, there are many math games and activities that can make learning math concepts easier and more enjoyable. Using a variety of games, especially those that are hands-on, can help children with learning disabilities retain more of […]

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Math in Focus – A Different Approach

Parents have asked me over and over again what I think of the new Math in Focus, and how it compares to Calvert math. Having some 16 years of experience with Calvert Math – in its present and previous iterations – I think I can say honestly that it is an excellent and thorough program. […]

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The Advisory Teaching Service Program & Observations about Math in Focus

For years I have utilized the Advisory Teaching Service (ATS) for many reasons.  Principally, because my children have enjoyed and profited from the relationships they have cultivated with their ATS teachers.  This year is no exception, and my second grader, Eoghan, has said almost every day that he cannot wait to find out who his […]

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Vacation Education

When the dog days of summer are getting you down, here are some ideas to put a spring back in your family’s step and make vacation time also educational. Writing/Composition: Suggest your child create a journal. A journal can take many forms depending on the desires of the creator. Allow your student to be creative […]

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Math Tips That Add Up

  You’ve probably heard the saying that math is everywhere. Depending on your attitude towards math this could be the best news you’ve heard all day or you may be groaning right now. Regardless of your feelings about math, we have a few tips. Use the following to help you keep on the right track. […]

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A Practical Math Exercise for Kids

I had the occasion to speak at a homeschooler’s gathering a couple of weekends ago, and had a conversation with a mom about “practical homeschooling”. When I offered her my example, she suggested I share it with you. This is something my family has come to call Math Field Trip 101, and these are exercises […]

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