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The Homeschool Diner's Guide toHomeschooling by SubjectMath for Homeschoolers Help Me Teach Math!by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006Advice and support, good books, how-to's, and free look-up websites...The Math Teacher's Ten Commandments Math Anxiety Reduction by Robert Hackworth -- this online course might be the answer if you have an older student who is seriously uptight about learning math... or if you, the homeschooling parent, truly fear math and worry about passing this aversion on to your kids... I haven't used this resource, but it sounds good -- if you decide to try it out, please let me know if it helped :-) A Visual and Tactile Method of Teaching Addition and Subtraction -- a 13 minute video by Dr. Caroline Kyle, uses homemade manipulatives Teen-friendly Flash Cards -- these have great visuals to help remember math facts, created by a teacher, Joel Harrison, in Orange County, CA Math Lessons and Teaching Tips by Maria Miller at HomeschoolMath.net -- advice on teaching dozens of concepts Ask Dr. Math -- for the answers to all your math questions, search the archive or submit a new question, by the Math Forum @ Drexel University, also hosts several math discussion groups for parents and educators Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra from The Math Forum at Drexel --covers concepts that students need to understand well before tackling algebra, includes multiple explanations to reach different types of learners (exponents, absolute value, graphing, orders of operation, square roots, distance/rate/time problems, and much, much more) Insights into Algebra 1: Teaching for Learning -- free online Video on Demand segments show math teachers successfully teaching several algebra concepts. Algebra Solved -- a software series from Bagatrix.com that lets you enter the specific equations you're having trouble with and it will solve them for you, showing you the solution steps. Available in 4 levels, provides unlimited practice problems, too. Great tool for non-mathy parents who are trying to help their student learn algebra! ;-) But wait! Here's a free online program that does much the same thing -- Quick Math Automatic Math Solutions -- I suggest giving the free tool a try to see if it works well enough for you and your student Why is high school geometry so hard? by Maria Miller -- describes what level of understanding a student needs before he or she is capable of doing formal geometric proofs... and how we can help prepare students Is Your Math Curriculum Coherent? by Maria Miller at HomeschoolMath.net East Meets West: Fundamental Differences in Math Teaching -- a review of Liping Ma's "Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics" (see below) by Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States (STUDIES IN MATHEMATICAL THINKING & LEARNING) by Liping Ma -- with this book you will be able to really answer your child's questions about borrowing/regrouping in subtraction, why we invert and multiply to divide... and many other important basic concepts in arithmetic. You won't have to say , "That's just how it is done, so memorize it!", like your teacher probably said to you. Especially helpful for students who must know the big picture of *why* to understand ( whole-to-part and visual-spatial learners). Essential for children who show a lot of interest or ability in math ( math gifted) to give them a firm foundation of understanding. From a review --"...Adding more `higher math' to our training really would not help us teach arithmetic. We lack deep knowledge of "fundamental mathematics".... what we need to do is to dig deeper ... to discover that there is much more to understand about such fundamental concepts." Teaching Math Through Culture -- learn how different modern and ancient cultures have used math, includes applets for math in each section Drawing Art into the Equation by Jenn ShreveExploreLearning -- hundreds of math (and science) concepts are explained with short video clips ("Gizmos"), subscription service, free trial Math Tools -- from The Math Forum @ Drexel University, a community digital library of software for mathematics education created to encourage and help educators use technology in the teaching math, free but registration required Origami & Math -- how to teach these togetherA View from the Back of an Envelope -- "rough and ready" exercises in math thinking and calculation Fermi Questions by Math ForumTop 100 Theorems in Math -- 500 BC to present, from Stevens Inst TechPlus Magazine -- living mathematics, articles aim to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics Where do I start? If you are looking for a math curriculum... check out the Diner's A Sampling of Popular Math Curriculum there you will find all sorts of programs for all kinds of students. If you are looking for alternative resources to teach or reinforce separate math skills... take a look at Other Math Resources and Many Ways to Practice Math Skills (including math facts). If you have a child who is gifted in math, take a look at Gifted Options for homeschoolers.Serious trouble with math? Could it be Dyscalculia?Is your Visual-Spatial Learner having trouble with math? |

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