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5 Summer Math Tips


Here are five summer math tips to keep your child's math skills sharp during the summer months.

Keep your child’s hard-earned learning from slipping down the “summer brain drain”. Here are five summer math tips to keep your child’s math skills sharp during the summer months. 5 Summer Math Tips 1) Explore Math Concepts with Blocks If your child will be starting Math-U-See for the first time in the fall, allow them…
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50 Favorite Family Board Games [List]


Family board games are a perfect and inexpensive way to connect with your family; they are also a great learning tool for your children.

Family board games are a perfect and inexpensive way to connect with your family; they are also a great learning tool for your children. While your child plays, they are also developing social and cognitive skills. Let’s not forget that board games are also a great distraction to occupy your children while you get some…
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3 Tips for Creating a Homeschool Transcript


Creating a homeschool transcript is easier than you might think; it just involves keeping track and planning ahead.

While the idea of creating a homeschool transcript might seem overwhelming or intimidating, it’s really just another way of tracking your student’s progress and sorting it into a format that is accessible and understandable by post-secondary opportunities. Even if you live in a state that does not require you to report your homeschooling [agenda] to…
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Seeking Research Participants


Would you like to participate in a research project on on homeschooling gifted children?

At Demme Learning, we support lifelong learning. Occasionally we get requests from colleges or graduate schools for assistance with research studies. So when we received a request from a doctoral candidate from Liberty University, we were happy to help! Bridgette Whitlow-Spurlock, Liberty University School of Education Doctoral Candidate, is conducting a research project titled “A…
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Are We Ready for Algebra 1?


Algebra 1 is an opportunity for many students to pause and learn personally what they need when facing a subject that does not come easy.

There is a reason I have the word WE in the title. So often, this is where many parents assume they will not be able to support or continue as their student’s math teacher. However, I suggest this is the best opportunity to hang in there. Modeling to your student how to approach material you…
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50 Ways to Practice Lifelong Learning At Home


How can we practice lifelong learning at home? We provide several examples in this blog post.

What is Lifelong Learning? Before delving into ways to practice lifelong learning, we must first define what it is. The Department of Education and Science (Ireland) defines lifelong learning as an “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge. According to Skills You Need: Lifelong learning is about creating and maintaining a positive attitude to learning…
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How Do You Use Math-U-See? [Lesson Plan]


This blog post presents one family’s lesson plan for working through a Math-U-See lesson in a week.

While Math-U-See is a mastery-based math program, it does follow a predictable pattern; this allows it to easily fit into the rhythm of many of our customer’s weeks. This blog post presents one family’s lesson plan for working through a Math-U-See lesson in a week; you can tweak to fit your individual family’s schedule and…
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Memorizing Math Facts with Steve Demme [Video]


In a recent webinar, Steve Demme talked about some great strategies for memorizing math facts.

In a recent Math-U-See webinar our founder Steve Demme took some time to talk about Math-U-See’s philosophy in his own words. He also provides some great strategies for nailing down those math facts. Here’s what he had to say: I’m going to start with a quick summary of the Math-U-See philosophy. This will be helpful…
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What Makes Demme Learning Unique?


At Demme Learning, we trust parents to make wise and loving decisions about their kids’ educations.

At Demme Learning, we trust parents to make wise and loving decisions about their kids’ educations. We don’t only trust homeschool parents, or public school parents, or any other specific kind of parents. Engaged parents are crucial to children’s success at becoming life-long learners, regardless of their selected method of instruction. Our primary goal in…
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How Reading Aloud Will Change Your Homeschool


Reading aloud is almost free. It takes little time and no special training, but sometimes the most effective learning tools are the simple ones.

It wasn’t until my 4th child was born that I realized the importance of reading aloud. He was my NICU baby, my preemie. I knew that he might have some developmental delays so I researched to find what I could do for him. With 4 kids under 6, I didn’t have a lot of time…
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