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Reading Math – Picture Books

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These are a few of my family’s favorite math-related picture books. They’re all great for cuddling up and reading math with your little ones.

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Supporting Math Learning

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Comparing how parents support learning to read versus learning math. Why do you want your child to become proficient in reading? I have asked this question of hundreds of parents and the answers always include: “to experience the joy of reading,” “to learn to love books,” and sometimes, “to be able to function in adult […]

Getting Past Your Own Math Anxiety

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If parents can examine and work through their own anxiety related to math and recognize it’s  source, they can get over it at least enough to not pass it on to their children. It very likely can be traced back to a particular incident that happened to you in school. Did you miss school because […]

My Math-Related Goals for My Children

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When we first started homeschooling, all I knew was that I didn’t want to do to my children what school did to almost everyone – create math anxiety.  Most people in this country have some degree of math anxiety – anything from a little math avoidance to outright break-out-in-a-cold-sweat phobia. Clearly, school-math isn’t working out […]

Math Anxiety Test

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This is clearly not intended to be scientific or diagnostic – but will, I hope, help you think. It is a variation of a math anxiety test intended for college students that I found on the mathpower.com website. Rate your answers from 1 to 5; add them up and check your score below. (1) = […]

Unschooling Everything? Yep – Even Math.

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In a few weeks, I will be speaking at the HENA (Home Education Network of Arizona) conference in Tempe. My talk will be titled: “Unschooling Everything?” This title comes from people saying, “We unschool everything but math.” Or, sometimes they say, “I get how unschooling can work for everything but math.” The thing is, if […]

Benefits of Videogames

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The following is based on the book, SuperBetter, by Jane McGonigal.  In 2014, American Psychologist published an analysis of the findings of 70 scientific studies of the effects of videogames. These are some of the benefits they noted. Cognitive Benefits Individuals who frequently play fast-paced action videogames such as Call of Duty, Forza, and Grand […]

Game of SET

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One of the best games out there for families to play together. Twelve cards are laid out on a tabletop and everybody plays at once. The goal is to find sets – 3 cards that have various attributes that either all match or are all different. The game is fast-paced and there is no waiting. […]

ACME Academy Secondary Course of Study

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~The World is Our Classroom~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ACME Academy Course of Study Secondary Students ACME Academy is a private full-time day school established in compliance with the Education Code of the State of California. Because we believe that the family is the most fundamental social institution and the preferred means of caring for, preparing, and […]

ACME Academy Elementary Course of Study

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~The World is Our Classroom~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ACME Academy Course of Study Elementary Students ACME Academy is a private full-time day school established in compliance with the Education Code of the State of California. Because we believe that the family is the most fundamental social institution and the preferred means of caring for, preparing, and […]

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