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 do I teach mental math when I’m shaky at it myself?
What do I do when my child doesn’t get the concept the first time (or the second, or the third)?
I firmly believe that all homeschool parents are capable of teaching elementary math well. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it comes easily. To teach well, you need two things: 1) a good knowledge of the subject yourself and 2) an understanding of how to put that knowledge into practice.
I love to help parents understand math and math teaching better with my books, blog posts, and my facebook page. But, there’s nothing like an in-depth video class to make ideas really come alive.
That’s why I’m so excited to dig deeper into elementary math in my new class at the Well-Educated Mind Academy for adults. The course is called Math That Makes Sense: How to Teach Elementary Arithmetic.
For a less than $7 per session, you’ll get access to eight 90-minute videos that will give you a through grounding in all the basics of elementary math.
- Different ways of understanding and teaching the meaning of each of the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
- How to teach basic math facts
- How to teach children to compute accurately and efficiently, both mentally and on paper
- Children’s common errors and how to correct them
- How to use manipulatives effectively
- How to balance conceptual understanding and rote practice
- How to teach children to solve word problems
You’ll especially love this course if you’re using Singapore Math, since the lectures follow a textbook that uses Singapore Math as tool for understanding how to teach math sequentially, logically, and thoroughly. But, even if you don’t use Singapore Math, you’ll learn teaching skills that will make you a stronger math teacher with any curriculum.
Ready to take the next step? Click here to learn more about Math That Makes Sense: How to Teach Elementary Arithemetic.
Got a question about the class? Let’s chat in the comments!