Home School Math Sitemap - Overview Page
Teaching Home school Math? Excited? Anxious? This page is the overview page of all my home school math pages. I have written about math living books, ways to teach math (the overview), the skills of math you want to cover, use of music and songs in math, and a variety of home school math curriculum. Check out the pages below and if you get lost - this is the best page to find help on everything about homeschooling math.
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Teaching Math and Creating a Math Curriculum
Teaching math can be done in a boring way (just use the text, slave through 50 questions a day...) or it can be done using a variety of techniques in order to develop better understanding of math in all of life. We need to aim to:
- Use and Develop Mathematical Vocabulary - Use maths as you are doing all sorts of tasks and use mathematical language as everyday language - size, shapes, area
- Use Maths in the real world - Cooking, sewing, setting the table, creating a budget, working within spreadsheets, computing, coding - are mathematical
- Use Music - music itself is very mathematical - so learning an instrument is wonderful to understand mathematical concepts (even fractions); However, learning times tables and math facts through music is an excellent, easy way to approach math.
- Use the art of Narration - read a math story book and ask for it to be retold to you. Teach a mathematical concept and ask your child to teach their younger sibling; Once your child can successfully teach a concept, you know they really understand it themselves.
- Use concrete manipulatives - so important to begin with concrete manipulatives before getting into abstract math.
- Use pictures - teaching can go from the concrete into a pictorial format.
- Use Story Books - great way to see math in action in the context of a story. (That's why we love Life of Fred!)
- Use Fun Math Games and Activities - so important to include a wide range of math games, from printable games, math card games, board games
- Use abstract symbols - when the concept has been well understood.
Home school Math Curriculum Description and Reviews
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More Homeschool Math Resources
- Get a deep understanding of basic mathematics skills. Practice with interactive, top-notch basic math calculators and basic math games! Check out: www.basic-mathematics.com
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