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Board Games and Math

Board Games and Math

Arithmetic, computation or mathematics … no matter what it’s called in school, the subject often adds up in a child’s mind as plain old boring. Kindergarten worksheets display clusters of objects for children to color and count. By third or fourth grade word problems sneak into the curriculum. I don’t know about you, but...
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Learning to Love Math

Learning to Love Math

Although young girls generally score better on math tests than do boys, as they get closer to adolescence they tend to fall farther and farther behind. This discomfort, disinterest, or just plain difficulty (technically called “math anxiety,” and also seen in boys) is often reinforced by parents (especially mothers) making comments to their children...
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September-October Issue

September-October Issue

The September-October issue of Home Education Magazine is still the current issue, and it features an interview with Virginia homeschooling mom Jeanne Faulconer, the articles editor for Home Education Magazine, editor of the VaHomeschoolers Voice, and a speaker on homeschooling and family issues. Articles in this issue include First Year Homeschool Blues, Building Your...
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From Boring to Board Games

Arithmetic, computation or mathematics … no matter what it’s called in school, the subject often adds up in a child’s mind as plain old boring. Kindergarten worksheets display clusters of objects for children to color and count. By third or fourth grade word problems sneak into the curriculum. I don’t know about you, but...
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Science and Math

In her Good Stuff resources column for the July/August issue, Rebecca Rupp writes about 'Science and Math through Literature' for younger children, or as she terms it, 'For the Little Guys.' Becky provides a resource to build a science and math foundation utilizing child-directed learning, hands-on investigations, open-ended questions, great picture books, cool manipulatives,...
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