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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Math-U-See Helped Prepare William for College


Altogether I think your curriculum prepared me perfectly for the math I'm facing in college, and even the math I hope to face pursuing a doctorate in mathematics.

This summer I attended a dozen homeschool conferences and heard many wonderful testimonials of how Math-U-See had helped families and students. At one conference I was struck by the variety of students who were succeeding using our math program. I met several students who had used only Math-U-See in high school and were now excelling…
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The Parent’s Role in Spelling You See


How much parent interaction is required in Spelling You See? Jean Soyke walks you through the answer to this question.

How much parent interaction is required in Spelling You See? Jean Soyke walks you through the answer to this question. My homeschooling days are long gone, but if I were doing it now, I would immediately be attracted to Spelling You See. The passages are interesting, the activities are easy to complete, there are no…
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3 Problem-Solving Math Activities for Kids


Try some of these fun activities with your student to help strengthen your problem-solving skills together.

A problem is simply a “problem” because there is no immediate, known solution. Problem solving activities in mathematics extend well beyond traditional word problems. You can provide your student with activities that promote application of math skills while “busting boredom” at the same time! Puzzles and riddles, patterns, and logic problems can all be valuable…
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Field Trip Ideas for the Whole Family


Field trips can be effective learning experiences, whether they are spontaneous or formally planned.

Some of you may associate field trips with permission slips, big yellow buses, and parent chaperones shepherding a gaggle of students around a museum or amusement park. How does this translate into the homeschooling experience? Homeschoolers may be surprised to learn that field trips can be effective learning experiences for them as well, whether they…
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Should My Student Use a Calculator for Math?


Is a calculator a necessary tool for students to learn, given the increase in technology in society?

Should my student use a calculator for math? Are calculators a necessary tool for them to learn, given the increase in technology in society? Your student may even ask you, “Why can’t I just use a calculator?” These questions may have crossed your mind or come up in conversation when teaching math to your student,…
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