# Monthly Archives: September 2014

### Watch Math-U-See’s Pre-Recorded Math Webinars

We are always looking for new ways to encourage parents and provide them with helpful tools. One way that we have done this over the years is by hosting free math webinars about Math-U-See and answering questions about math that we receive. Math-U-See is not in the business of building math students. Our goal is…

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### Ben Carson: The Power of Parental Engagement

As the story of Ben Carson shows, when parents are engaged, great things can happen. (Tweet this quote.) He grew up in extreme poverty. His parents divorced after his mother, who had married at age 13, found out that her husband was a bigamist who had another wife and children. He grew up an African-American…

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### Can I Buy the Magnetic Blocks?

How many of us watched Mr. Demme explain math in a way we could finally understand by using his whiteboard and those large magnetic blocks? We had our own math “light bulb moments” didn’t we? It really was Math-U-See! We wished we had been taught the Math-U-See way when we were in school. We knew…

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### The Importance of Sequence and an Individualized Pace in Teaching Math

Teaching math in sequence is just as important as teaching someone how to drive by showing them one step at a time. Sequence is Important Imagine if someone tried to teach you to drive by giving you the keys and telling you to drive home. Without learning basic skills like how to brake or use…

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### 3 Super Spelling Apps

Rocket Speller offers children an engaging space scene to practice spelling. The app presents words to students and they must reconstruct the word. In addition, each word is presented with a picture to reinforce vocabulary development. Rocket Speller has the option to have the word displayed (visual hints) so students are reconstructing the word in…

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### 3 Reasons Why We Learn Algebra

You should learn algebra, and master it, if you want to be successful; algebra is essential. Algebra Myths We’ve all heard the mythologies for not having to learn algebra from bored high school students and the New York Times. However, here is a look at a different set of myths concerning why you should learn…

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### Can a Student Work Independently in Spelling You See?

Parental interest and involvement are critical to learning in all subject areas. (Tweet this quote) The amount of time the parent actually needs to spend at the student’s side will depend on the level of Spelling You See and on the maturity of the student. No matter how mature the student, you should always be…

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### The Reason for Math

One of the greatest inhibitors for students in learning math is that it seems impractical and unnecessary to them and thus they lack motivation to apply themselves. However, there are good reasons for learning math. In this post we’ll explain the reason for math. The Reason for Math We learn math so that we can…

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### Vote for The Old Schoolhouse Excellence Awards

The annual The Old Schoolhouse Excellence Awards are going on, and we would love it if you would take a few minutes to vote for us. The TOS Excellence Awards are awarded to the companies or curricula that you and your fellow home educators feel are the best of the best in homeschool educational materials,…

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