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Help Families Affected By Hurricanes


Demme Learning wants to help any homeschooling families affected by hurricane Harvey or Irma.

Within the last few weeks, hurricanes have been hitting areas of the United States, leaving families to abandon their home and belongings. Hurricane Harvey devastated areas from Houston to Louisiana, and this past weekend, Hurricane Irma hit South Florida; both hurricanes are continuing to wreak havoc on the families in the affected areas – but…
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Vote for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Excellence Awards


The annual The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Excellence Awards are going on, and we would love it if you would take a few minutes to vote for us.

The annual The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Excellence Awards are going on, and we would love it if you would take a few minutes to vote for us. The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Excellence Awards are awarded to the companies or curricula that you and your fellow home educators feel are the best of the best in…
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Master Addition Facts with Free Music & Activities


Mastering addition facts is a critical part of becoming a confident math student.

Mastering addition facts is a critical part of becoming a confident math student. Songs, music, and rhyme are all helpful tools to aid students in memorizing and reciting their math facts. Maybe you remember Three Is A Magic Number, My Hero, Zero, and other Schoolhouse Rock hits fondly, and can still sing them word for…
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Fractions Are Critical for Success in Higher Math


What is it about learning fractions that is so powerful? This blog post will show you why you need to make sure your student really masters fractions.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—What part of math success comes from knowing fractions? More than you might think, according to a new study that analyzed long-term data on more than 4,000 children from both the United States and the United Kingdom. Published in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science, the study found that understanding…
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Math-U-See Skills Maintenance Program


The Math-U-See Skills Maintenance Program takes key objectives from the lower levels of Math-U-See and focuses on maintaining the skills students have learned through fun activities, the Math-U-See Manipulatives, and a student workbook.

This spring, we developed a summer skills maintenance program for a school customer. We took the key objectives from the Primer, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma levels and created a program that would focus on maintaining the skills the students had learned through fun activities, the Math-U-See Manipulatives, and a student workbook. We have had similar…
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Are the Math-U-See Videos Necessary?


In short, the Math-U-See videos are essential; they create understanding and model for you where each lesson will take you.

The Math-U-See program provides videos for instruction. For whom are they created? It may not be who you think; parents often mistake the videos as simply instruction for their children and sometimes make a critical mistake of just sitting their children in front of the videos and not gaining the full benefit of using them…
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You Don’t Need to Be a Math Expert to Teach Math to Your Children


Who is a “math expert?” Certainly not me. At best, I have an adversarial relationship with math.

Who is a “math expert?” Certainly not me. At best, I have an adversarial relationship with math. At worst, I have been known to cry – the ugly cry; the snotty, tearful, “I HATE THIS STUFF” cry that comes from the soul. How on earth does someone who feels the way I do about math…
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Introducing Our New Zero Block Kit


Complete your Integer Block Kit with our new zero block! Available now with free shipping.

April Fools’! Are you mad? Read on for a make-up freebie! We’re really sorry for pulling your leg, but hear us out: there’s a very good educational reason why we don’t have a “zero block” in our Integer Block Kit. As Steve Demme says, “How can you represent nothing with something?”   But the concept…
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Why Teaching Place Value in Math is Important


Place value allows your 12-year-old son to understand the difference between the $50 he received for his birthday and the $500 price tag on a tablet.

The little girl sits puzzling over the problem on the page. She’s only in second grade, but the stress of high performance expectations is already in place. Here’s the problem she needs to solve: 500 – 78 The little girl remembers that she needs to cross out the five and make it a four. She…
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Math-U-See Decimal Street® Creations


Decimal Street® is a fun way that Math-U-See teaches the concept of place value in a visual way with manipulatives.

Decimal Street® is a fun way that Math-U-See teaches the concept of place value in a visual way with manipulatives. A poster of Decimal Street® is included with all of the Math-U-See Integer Block Kits, and many of our customers have created their own versions. Instructions on how to make your own are included in…
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