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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Shows The Beauty of Trusting Parents


“I don’t know that way. Why would they change math? Math is math. Math is math!”

In Pixar’s long-awaited movie, Incredibles 2, Mr. Incredible finds himself navigating the challenges of being a stay-at-home dad. One of those challenges is helping his son Dash with his math homework. In this hilarious scene, Dash says: “That’s not the way you’re supposed to do it, Dad. They want us to do it this way.”…
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Bored Students: How to Discourage & Inspire Their Curiosity


Bored students needs to be reignited, not just given more work to do.

My student is bored. What do I do? For many homeschoolers our goal is to teach our children in such a way that they have a love of learning, so it is very disheartening when we see that our student is bored. A bored student will be slow to participate, won’t give their best effort,…
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5 Fun Summer Math Games


Explore numbers, shapes, measurements, and more with your children with these fun summer math games.

Summer offers parents and preschoolers time to enjoy the outdoors while still “stretching the brain.” The outdoor environment provides endless rich opportunities to build upon your child’s mathematical skills. Together, you can explore numbers, shapes, measurements, and more by trying some of these fun and easy guided activities or by simply asking the right questions…
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6 Reasons Why We Learn Algebra


There are several reasons why we learn algebra; we're covering six today.

When a student says they’re studying algebra, a common reply from adults is, “I haven’t used that since I graduated from high school.” Responses like this can be discouraging to students who wonder why we learn algebra if it is not useful for life. I have good news for algebra students: algebra does indeed enrich…
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Build a Strong Math Foundation with Math-U-See


A solid math foundation in basic math concepts is essential to future success in mathematics.

According to BBCNews.com (May 5, 2016), the number-one reason a building collapses is because the foundation is too weak. In the article, a civil engineering professor from Nigeria notes the two things that should be considered when building a foundation: 1) Solidity of soil. 2) heaviness of the building and its contents. The most famous…
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Back to Homeschool: Plan Your Math and Spelling for Next Year


Back to Homeschool: Plan Your Math and Spelling for Next Year

Birds are chirping, daylight stretches beyond 6 p.m., and you’ve finished homeschooling for the year – it’s finally summertime. Now, as a homeschool parent, it’s time to reflect on the previous year, and think about what worked and what didn’t. Whether you’re a current Demme Learning user, new to homeschooling, or considering another curriculum, we…
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