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Division Demonstration for Homeschoolers


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

For many homeschool parents, just thinking about teaching division causes anxiety. In this video, Steve Demme gives parents at all math levels some tips for making division understandable and fun for their children, providing the basics they need to move from early school work concepts into upper-level math. Even better, Steve shows parents like you…
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Place Value Demonstration for Homeschoolers


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

Watch as Steve Demme teaches math concepts and provides tips for making math understandable in this place value demonstration, not only for homeschool work, but also for practical application in real life. Steve’s methods make it easy for you to teach your child, even if you’ve struggled with math your entire life. Best of all,…
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How Children on the Spectrum Can Benefit from Multisensory Learning


While all students can benefit from multisensory learning, it can be particularly beneficial for students who have sensory or attention issues.

Benefits of Multisensory Learning Before we continue, it’s important to address the obvious question. You might be thinking, “Isn’t most learning multisensory learning? I mean, any time you’re engaging more than one of the five senses, doesn’t that count as multisensory?” Technically, yes it does. In literal terms, the standard fare of reading text and…
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How Parents Can Help Teens Navigate Risk


Recent research points to the importance of our role as parents in helping our teens as they build their risk assessment skills and learn to act wisely.

One of the most memorable memories recounted in Augustine’s Confessions is the story of how as a youth, he and his friends stole pears from their neighbor’s tree simply for the thrill of it. While this story reminds me of the kind of comically mischievous adventures of Tom Sawyer or Peter Pan, Augustine is not…
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8 Ways to Include Music in Your Homeschool When You Aren’t Musical


How can you include music in your homeschool when you aren’t musical yourself?

It’s a dilemma shared by so many homeschool moms. You want to give your children a well-rounded education, and, of course, that includes music. But how can you include music in your homeschool when you aren’t musical yourself? Well, it is possible! Here are eight great ways to include music in your homeschool: 1) Read…
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34 Favorite Books to Read Aloud as a Family [Curated]


Cultivate a love of reading as a family with these favorite books to read aloud.

Do you want to raise lifelong learners? Do you want to continue to be one yourself? Reading aloud as a family is an effective way to do both. We know reading aloud to children improves their cognitive development, vocabulary, comprehension, and increases concentration. Let’s not forget, reading aloud can also develop a love for reading…
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#ChooseFamily with Us on Black Friday


On Friday, we’re deciding to #ChooseFamily and shut down business for the day to give our employees this opportunity to spend time with their families.

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Not us! Ring ring…leave a message after the beep, because we’re not there either. This Black Friday, we’re offering something no one else is – time! On Friday, we’re deciding to #ChooseFamily and shut down business for the day. That’s right, our doors will be closed and no blocks or books…
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Can Education Make Us Robot-Proof?


In his recent book, Robot-Proof, Joseph E. Aoun addresses the connections between education and work.

Joseph E. Aoun has been president of Northeastern University for twelve years. During his tenure, he has thought deeply about the role of education. In his recent book, Robot-Proof: Higher Education in The Age of Intelligence, Aoun asks “How should education be used to help people in the professional and economic spheres?” He notes that…
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How Much Parental Involvement is Needed in Spelling You See?


Spelling You See is not like anything you have done before, and in order for it to be effective, you have to do it right.

“How much time do I have to invest in Spelling You See?” I am often asked this from parents, whether we are attending conferences, or having a consultation over the phone. My first thought of an answer is “It depends.” But before I go there, let me say there is an up-front investment of time…
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16 Tips for New Math-U-See Users


We’ve gathered 16 tips for new Math-U-See users like you. The best part – the tips are coming from actual parents using the curriculum.

Welcome to the Math-U-See community! Here at Math-U-See, we trust parents. Every child is different; we recognize that. That’s one of the reasons our curriculum gives parents the tools they need to teach their child successfully. We know no one knows your child like you. Although we give you the tools to succeed, there is…
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