Posts Tagged ‘ math ’

Necessary Knowledge

Necessary Knowledge

When we first began, I did what most do. I sort of tried to recreate school at home. I went to the district’s website to see what the standards were for the year we were entering. What are they setting as the goals for math, language, social studies, etc.? Right away I hit a...
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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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Shooting Hoops, Riding Bikes

In her article for the Sept/Oct 2000 issue of Home Education Magazine, “Shooting Hoops, Riding Bikes,” Sue Smith-Heavenrich explains Science and Math in a Kid’s World: “My younger son loves to play basketball. Or ride his bike through the just-melted mud patches on the logging road. Or follow frogs or kick a soccer ball...
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Rethinking Math

“M-A-T-H. What thoughts come to mind with the word MATH? The three R’s. A government school ‘required subject,’ according to many state statutes and some local regulations. An essential topic in any homeschool.” So writes Cafi Cohen in her column for the Jan/Feb, 1997 issue of Home Education Magazine, as she addresses Rethinking Midschool/High...
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