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Switching to Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Math Curriculum: Why We’re Switching

Sometimes you just need to change things up in order to make your homeschooling days run smoother, so that’s what we’re doing this year. After many years of using the same workbook based math program (which I really love!), the kids started to find the repetition boring and frustrating. So, we’re making the jump to […]

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Practical Money Skills

Financial literacy is the development of skills focused on money, such as making, budgeting, saving, investing, wise spending, and taxes. These skills are vital for the future of our children, and yet – they tend to not really be taught in a traditional sense. Practical Money Skills Canada has a collection of great resources to help […]

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Emerging Entrepreneur

Running a business – especially the financial side – offers a lot of hands-on, life skill opportunities for students of all ages. Learning the foundations to be successful is important. That’s why I recommend The Emerging Entrepreneur by Leanne Seel, CPA – a curriculum that teaches how to become an entrepreneur in Canada for youth. Leanne […]

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10 Math Game Websites For Review

I love to think of different ways to make learning stick. One method is to use math game websites with bright, colourful activities and challenges. Here’s some of the sites we like to use when reviewing or practicing our math skills. 1. Coolmath.com – A long-time site that’s very well-known, CoolMath is actually a huge series of connected websites […]

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QUICKCHECK Math

In August 2010, I went to a local homeschool book sale and had the chance to connect with a company called QuickCheck math that offers a hands-on creative fun way to reinforce math skills. This product is made by Kinesis Education (Brault & Bouthillier). Their sets are for Grades K through 3. They sent me […]

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Homeschool Math Advice

Math. Whether the word fills you with excitement or dread, we all teach it in our homeschools. This month, the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team shares their experiences and advice surrounding math.   Kimberly – Delay Formal Math? Are you unsure about how to handle math with your child? Does paper and pencil math move them […]

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Number Words Cheat Sheet

Number Words – A Printable Quick-Reference Sheet

Learning the concept of numbers being written as words can be a little complex for a young mathematician. Being able to connect number words to numerals to values can be hard. My mom drew a sheet like this for my Grade 1 son when he was struggling and it made a huge difference in him […]

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Right Start Math Review

I will be the first to admit it – I hated math in school. Hated it. Dreaded it. It gave me anxiety. So when we decided to homeschool this was the one big area I was not confident in. Math is a part of our everyday world and I didn’t want my kids to dread […]

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How we use Math-U-See with Life of Fred

This is a guest post from Leanne Seel of frenglishlearning.com. It contains affiliate links. This is our 7th year using  Math-U-See in our homeschool. I like its mastery approach. My kids learn one concept completely before moving on to the next. The program is manipulative-based – the idea is that the students build the concept […]

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