Help Teaching Math Topics
Integers Made Easy
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
Using a village carpet and a small car, you can get across the concepts of adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers.
Over 70 years ago in Manchester, New Hampshire, children learnt no formal arithmetic until grade 6 (about age 11). The program’s creator, Superintendent Louis Benezet, describes it.
Breaking Away from the Math Book
Creative Projects for K-8. In English and Spanish. A tad hard to navigate, as you must use your back button to navigate back to the language choice page, and then go forward again. But the innovative lessons are worth the effort.
Crazy for Calculating! Making Math Fun
My children love math. They like the challenge of ripping into a complex algebra problem and playing around with logic puzzles. And although we talk about math problems at the dinner table, I still need a calculator to balance my checkbook. By Sue Smith-Heavenrich.
Dr Ell’s Math Blog
I am a home schooling mom (24 years!) and a former junior high school math teacher. My children are grown now, but I have grandchildren who are also learning at home. This blog is an effort to share some ideas about math learning activities and games for little people.
Just Do the Math!
If you figure the actual math time at 30 hours a year for 8 years (accounting for the wasted time in the early years), it totals 240 hours. Lo and behold – if, at age 15 or so, you wanted to learn all the math K-12, weren’t inhibited by math anxiety, and were willing to spend 30 hours a week at it, it would take you…8 weeks! Nothing magic here, except that you might actually learn it. By David Albert
Perspectives on Science & Technology
An educational website with a database of information on a variety of units-of-measure. Look for new perspectives on the magnitude of any physical quantity. Assignments are provided for the homeschooler.
Teaching Math Better
My view of math teaching is that students take part in the learning process. They investigate and explore, and thereby can actually ‘find’ math themselves. A series of articles by Maria Miller.
Understanding Algebra: The Way Algebra “Works”
If you are having difficulty with algebra, these pages may be of some help because they offer different sorts of explanations, in some sense more “psychologically complete” than are usually found in algebra texts. By Rick Garlikov
The Delights of Exploring Math With Your Child
The question of how to provide our children with a good math education often causes undue anxiety. With a clearer and more relaxed understanding of what it is that we’re trying to accomplish, we can present it as just one more interesting part of life – one that anyone can easily explore and delight in. By Lillian Jones.
A comprehensive math resource site for homeschooling parents and teachers: find free worksheets, math ebooks for elementary grades, an extensive link list of games, a homeschool math curriculum guide, interactive tutorials & quizzes, and teaching tips articles. The resources emphasize understanding of concepts instead of just mechanical memorization of rules.
Homeschool Math Blog
My blog has thoughts about what math is, how to teach it, how my daughter is learning it, good links/books etc., plus news and updates from my HomeschoolMath.net website.
Let’s play math!
Math is a game, playing with ideas. This blog is about learning, teaching, and just playing around with K-12 mathematics.
Our kids, no matter how charmingly encouraged, showed little interest in determining how many paper clips could be lined up end to end across a desk top or how many teaspoons it took to equal the length of the piano bench. Instead what caught their fancy was James Thurber’s Many Moons. By Rebecca Rupp, HEM 5/6 03
Rethinking Midschool/High School Math
What official guidance are you given for teaching math? Often, none. In the absence of specific directions, many homeschooling families pursue what I call School Math. From the Older Kids column, by Cafi Cohen, HEM
Sneaky Ways to Teach Your Child Math
As parents, we know that math skills are essential and invade every aspect of our daily lives. It is this pervasiveness that allows us to turn the tables on our own children and use daily life to teach math. Better yet, our children may not even realize they’re learning!
A Travel Excursion of the Mind
Preaching future utility is futility-it is a wrong-headed approach. Teach them (yes, unschoolers, I’m using the forbidden ” T” word) that mathematics is one of the most beautiful creations of the human spirit. By David Albert.