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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance [Book Review]


Learn how an attitude of grit, and a willingness to grow, is a better predictor of student success than talent.

In her groundbreaking book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth – a psychology professor and 2013 MacArthur Fellow – introduces us to David. She recounts how while taking a freshman high school algebra course, David’s first math test came back with a D. In her interview with David, she asked him how…
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Math-U-See & Spelling You See Webinars


Math-U-See and Spelling You See Webinars

Let’s Build Lifelong Learners Together There’s a lot that goes into your child’s education and we want to help by giving you the tools you need to succeed. Since we have a lot to talk about, we’re breaking things down and giving you all the answers in our upcoming webinar series about our Math-U-See and…
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Math-U-See Manipulatives App Garners Award


The recent updates and expansion of the Math-U-See Manipulatives app earned an award for the Demme Learning team and our developers, d’Vinci Interactive.

The recent updates and expansion of the Math-U-See Manipulatives app earned an award for the Demme Learning team and our developers, d’Vinci Interactive. The Davey Awards honor the best in web, design, video, advertising, mobile, and social from agencies worldwide. We were recognized in the educational website category. The Math-U-See Manipulative Tool allows students to…
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5 Tips on Transitioning from Homeschool to College


As a college graduate reflecting back, these are a few of the tips that I wish someone would have given to me in transitioning from homeschool to college.

Walking into the local college, at 15 years old, to take my first class was an intimidating experience. Having been homeschooled from pre-k forward, I had no idea what to expect in a classroom setting, especially a college classroom. As a college graduate reflecting back, these are a few of the tips that I wish…
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Parental Engagement Lowers Teen Substance Abuse in Iceland


Learn how the push for parental engagement proved essential in Iceland’s campaign to reduce substance abuse.

Did you know that Iceland is the leading European country for cleanest-living teens? The World Economic Forum reports: The percentage of 15- and 16-year-olds who had been drunk in the previous month plummeted from 42 percent in 1998 to 5 percent in 2016. The percentage who have ever used cannabis is down from 17 percent…
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Can You Use Spelling You See With An Older Student?


Spelling You See has taught me a spelling confidence can be created in anyone, regardless of their age, if the principles found in the program are applied.

Last summer, I met a lovely mom, Rachel, at a homeschool conference. She had come into our booth to purchase Math-U-See materials, and while she was waiting in line to complete her order, she looked over at the Spelling You See books. During this busy day, I had the good fortune to have a conversation…
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Fractions Demonstration for Homeschoolers


Watch as Steve Demme teaches math concepts and provides tips for making math understandable in this fractions demonstration.

Many people struggle with fractions–including adults! Steve Demme uses this video workshop to help you see fractions, which is a critical step in understanding them. He reveals unique teaching approaches that you can apply to your own homeschool program, even if you don’t consider math your favorite–or best–school subject. When you teach using Steve’s tips…
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Stewardship Math Demonstration for Homeschoolers


Watch as Steve Demme teaches math concepts and provides tips for making math understandable in this stewardship math demonstration.

What is your relationship with money? Do you have trouble managing it or making sure it’s in line with what God wants for you? There’s good news: your money doesn’t have to put you at odds with your Christian life. In this video, Steve Demme discusses how to be a faithful steward, caring for the…
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Multiplication Demonstration for Homeschoolers


Watch as Steve Demme covers ways to teach your child math with this multiplication demonstration.

Watch as Steve Demme covers ways to teach your child math with this multiplication demonstration. Too many people go through life memorizing mathematical facts and formulas, but not really understanding how to use math in real-life situations. In this multiplication video, Steve covers ways to teach your child multiplication skills that he can apply throughout…
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Algebra Demonstration for Homeschoolers


Watch as Steve Demme teaches math concepts and provides tips for making math understandable in this algebra demonstration.

Don’t allow algebra to confuse and discourage your child. You can give him the firm foundation he needs to become a confident problem solver. Watch this algebra workshop video to learn some fundamental algebraic concepts and get tips that will help your child (and you) understand the language of algebra. Steve Demme shows step-by-step approaches…
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