Tag Archive: math

Should Homeschooling Be Fun?

Some months back I was reading a homeschooling article where the author contended that one of the problems with the education system today is that learning is expected to be “fun” all the time.  And I agree with her. On the other hand, I often talk on this blog about ways you can keep your…




7 Tips for Homeschooling Your Teen

A while ago when I asked my followers on Facebook what they would like to see in my upcoming e-book about homeschooling curriculum, one mom asked for ideas for the child who doesn’t want to go the “traditional” college route.  While my e-book does not touch on that topic, this post does!  I wanted to…




Tackling Tough Times, Part 2

In my last post I pointed out that “Homeschooling911” actually started as a book idea – that my original goal was to write a book that would give homeschoolers the tools they needed to continue to homeschool even when life got complicated…or worse.  While “Homeschooling911” did ultimately evolve from a book idea to a website,…




My Month and The Top Posts of 2011

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may have noticed that I have been somewhat MIA this month.  I did spend the first part of the month studying for the final exam in my history class (I’m working on finishing an English Lit degree at Florida State University).  That class was a…




Homeschooling Your High-Schooler

I have a confession to make: Like many homeschooling parents, when I was homeschooling my oldest child I found the prospect of homeschooling a high-schooler to be very daunting.  Now keep in mind that when I started homeschooling in 1990, homeschooling was still very much a fledgling movement.  So by the time my daughter began…




How To: Teach Math (Drills)

In my last post I pointed out that teaching math has basically two components: math concepts and fact recall (or in other words: speed and accuracy when recalling math facts).  Last week I discussed how I teach math concepts and listed some curriculum options that may work for you.  This week I want to discuss…




How To: Teach Math (Concepts)

Before I get into the specifics of teaching your child math I am going to philosophize here for a minute…or perhaps editorialize would be a better word.  In any case, if you do not care to read the upcoming *editorial* feel free to jump down to where I get into the specifics of teaching math. In the meantime,…




Six Workbooks That Work

A couple of weeks ago I featured a post by a home-schooling friend who goes by the name of CaptiousNut.  His blog Marginalizing Morons is advertised as “an online home-school curriculum, for adults!”  He has frequently commented on my posts and in his comment on “Have You Ever Done This?” he mentioned that he finds workbooks…