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 […]

## 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: World-Class Math Education, Right at Your Kitchen Table

Full Singapore Math review, with everything you need to know to decide whether Singapore Math is right for your homeschool. Includes FAQ, advice on which edition to use, and more. Why Singapore Math? Singapore is less than half as big as Rhode Island, and it has fewer people than Wisconsin. So why use math books from this […]

## 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 […]

## Should I Change My Homeschool Math Curriculum?

Reasons for Changing Homeschool Math Curriculum Are any of these true in your homeschool? Math is causing tears. (Either for your child or you!) Math is taking more time than you have to give it. You’ve been using a more traditional math curriculum and would like to explore using a conceptual curriculum. You have already […]

## 4 Simple Steps to Prevent Sloppy Mistakes

Some kids seem to be born with the desire to write neatly…while others need a whole lot of convincing. (And I know, because I have one of each!) While messy handwriting can make it hard for kids to express their ideas in any subject, it’s especially a problem in math. That’s because every single number […]

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