Hi there, I’m Kate Snow!
I’m a math educator and mom, here to help you give your kids a great foundation in math—and maybe even have some fun doing it!
Whether you’re a brand-new homeschooling mom, a veteran who wants to dive deeper into teaching math, or a parent who wants to provide after-school math enrichment for your child, you’ll find resources here that will help you teach preschool and elementary math with confidence.
What You’ll Find Here
- Books that will guide you step-by-step as you teach your kids math with confidence
- Practical advice and trouble-shooting for problems you may encounter when teaching math
- Homeschool Math 101, my free email course that helps parents understand the big picture of elementary math
- A math teaching video library that covers everything from preschool numbers to long division
- In-depth reviews that will help you choose a homeschool math curriculum that fits your family
Why I’m on a Mission to Help Parents Teach Math with Confidence
I’ve always loved helping people conquer math. With experience as a classroom teacher, math curriculum writer, homeschool mom, and math tutor, I’ve taught math from preschool to high school. (Fun fact: As far as I know, I’m the only person ever to graduate from Harvard with both a math degree and an elementary teaching certificate.)
When I began homeschooling my own kids, I began to see how much anxiety and stress math caused my homeschooling friends. Over the lunch tables at co-op, I heard story after story of math troubles:
The worry that moms feel when their child just doesn’t get the explanation in the book.
The frustration of helping a child practice long division over and over—and then getting a blank look when the child tries to do it the next day.
The tears and tantrums that make you dread even mentioning the math book.
As I listened, all I could think was: it doesn’t have to be this way.
So, I began answering my friend’s questions: How can I get my kid to finally remember the multiplication facts? Do I need all these manipulatives? Is it okay if I change my curriculum? Will my seven-year-old every stop writing his 3s backwards?
Week by week, I saw how just a little encouragement and advice helped my friends feel more confident and positive about teaching math. It made me want to help more moms beyond my tiny little co-op.
So, even though I knew nothing about programming or web design, I resolved to start a website to help homeschool parents with math. That New Year’s Eve, I googled “How do you start a blog?” and wrote my very first post.
Let’s Get Started!
It’s been a few years now since that New Year’s resolution. (It’s still the only one I’ve ever kept, though!) These days, I spend my time writing math books for the Well-Trained Mind Press, tutoring homeschoolers, and encouraging and supporting parents as they teach math.
Math time doesn’t have to be a tedious, boring slog. Instead, it can be interesting, satisfying, and even fun. I look forward to joining you on the journey!
P.S. If you’re not sure where to start, try my Homeschool Math 101 course. It’s a free 10-lesson email course that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to get started teaching math with confidence.