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Hands-On Equations Product Review

Do you ever feel like all of the wonderful math manipulatives and hands-on activities for teaching mathematics disappear by the time your student reaches Pre-Algebra and linear equations?

Gone are the days of snap cubes, base ten blocks, and geoboards because now it is time for “serious math”.

Well, guess what?

That’s just not true. There are still math programs that introduce and reinforce concepts through the use of manipulatives and Hands-On Equations is one that we have had great success with this year.

Hands-On Equations is an affordable and effective program to introduce your 3rd-8th-grade children to linear equations in a visual and tactile way.

Introduce your children to linear equations in a fun and hands-on way with Hands-On Equations. Continue Reading

Homeschooling, Math

Make Learning Fun: One Simple Idea

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This school year I bought a few bags of lifesavers and poured them into a bowl.

I announced, “Hey kids.  If you want a lifesaver, all you have to do is solve learning-funa Math 24 card or use one of our Marie’s SAT words in conversation.  Daniel (my 7-year-old) can tell me the time on this analog clock instead of solving a math card.  I’ll set it for him each morning.”

Is there a limit to how many we can get?


What level do we have to solve on the Math 24 card?

Whatever you think is the best one for you.

How will you know that we did it?

Just bring me the card and show me your brilliant solution or tell me how you used one of our words.

And that was it.  Simple.  Brilliant.  Positive learning energy created all over the house. Continue Reading

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Math Games – Adding Enchantment to Math

So many homeschool moms struggle with when it comes to teaching math. So many kids struggle to enjoy math “class”. It can be a never-ending cycle of frustration for both the parent and the child.

I have been there. I am still there at times. And I often turn to math games to break up the monotony of worksheets and math lessons.

(While these games help break up the monotony of homeschooling, they are perfect games to support your child’s education in their classroom, regardless of where that is!)

Teach with Math games. Here is a list of the games we love to use when it is time for a break from the workbooks! Continue Reading