Math always seems to be the subject that strikes fear into the hearts of homeschooling parents. So many people had lackluster math educations, and it’s very daunting to try to teach a subject that you never felt confident in yourself. What manipulatives should I use to present this topic? And what is a manipulative anyway? How […]

## Q&A: Should I Supplement My Homeschool Math Program?

I’ve never taken a poll, but I’d guess that worrying that we’re not not doing enough is the number one fear of homeschoolers. (It’s definitely mine.) We’ve made this unconventional choice to educate our kids at home, and we don’t want to mess it up! Sometimes, it can feel very tempting to think that if we just do […]

## Fun quiz: Which homeschool math curriculum should I use?

Still deciding which curriculum you’ll use this year? Here’s a fun five-question quiz I made to help you choose your math curriculum. It’s not meant to be scientific (and it doesn’t include every possible curriculum out there) but I hope it at least gives you a starting point if you’re having trouble making a decision. Once you have […]

## Homeschool Math Prep Power Hour: How to Gear Up for a Great Year of Homeschool Math in Just 60 Minutes

It doesn’t take a ton of time to get well-prepared for teaching math, but spending a little time now will make you a much more effective and efficient teacher once you start your school year. Here’s how to invest an hour now that will pay dividends all year long. Grab a cup of coffee, and […]

## 12 Simple Summer Math Options

According to this article, the average kid loses two months of math computational skills over the summer. No one wants to see their kids forget so much, but it’s especially frustrating for us homeschool parents who worked hard to teach those computational skills in the first place–and will have to reteach them in the fall. So, how to […]

## Do I have to finish the math book?

When it comes to math, homeschool parents are often in a quandary about what to do when they don’t have enough days left to finish the math book. No one wants their kids to miss out on essential math concepts, but if you or your kids are feeling burnt out, you just might need […]

## Math-U-See Review and Buying Guide

Review Math-U-See is a mastery-oriented homeschool math curriculum that uses a unique set of manipulatives to help children understand math concepts. I recommend it highly for children who struggle in math or have math anxiety. It’s a great confidence-building program for these kids, because it breaks each concept into smaller parts and focuses on one […]

## Singapore Math Review and Buying Guide

Review Singapore Math combines solid conceptual mastery with plenty of practice and problem-solving, all wrapped up in a familiar textbook/workbook format. It’s a curriculum with proven results, as long as you’re willing to put in the time and energy to teach it well. Read on for a full review, buying guide, and FAQ to learn […]

## Q&A: Should I stick with Math Mammoth? My math-y kid is having trouble with the cumulative reviews.

I received this question on Facebook this week, and I thought others might be interested in the answer. To the mom who submitted it: thanks for a good question, and for permission to post it! (Question has been lightly edited for clarity.) Question My son is in 4th grade and I feel his strength is […]

## How to Choose Homeschool Math Curriculum

Choosing an elementary homeschool math curriculum can feel overwhelming, since there are so many different programs out there. But it really comes down to just two steps. Step 1: Narrow the search to the highest-quality programs. Step 2: Out of those options, choose the program that best fits your family. Only you can choose the program […]

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