The Great Courses

The Great Courses offers DVD, Audio CD, and streaming courses taught by experts in their fields in a variety of subjects, including art, history, math, and science. These are not traditional courses in that there is no homework or tests. It is education purely for the sake of learning. They are geared for adults, but …

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MCP Math Level A

MCP Mathematics promotes mathematical success. This trusted, targeted program uses a traditional drill and practice format with a predictable, easy-to-use lesson format. MCP Math is flexible and adaptable to fit a variety of instructional methods. MCP Mathematics: Level A

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MCP Mathematics K

MCP Mathematics promotes mathematical success for all students, especially those who struggle with their core math program. This trusted, targeted program uses a traditional drill and practice format with a predictable, easy-to-use lesson format. MCP Math is flexible and adaptable to fit a variety of intervention settings including after school, summer school, and additional math …

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Should We Teach Math in the Younger Grades?

Here’s an interesting article on whether math should be taught prior to 6th grade: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/connect-creativity/201412/why-teaching-math-in-schools-is-counterproductive

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Star Wars Math and Writing Workbooks for Pre-K Through Grade 2

I was at a bookstore recently and came across these Star Wars Workbooks for grades Pre-K through 2nd grade. How I wish they were around a few years ago when my young men were obsessed with Star Wars (Yes, I have read the Star Wars Dictionaries on various alien species, vehicles, etc. out loud for …

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Stanford University Online Middle and High School

This school may be enrolled in on a per-class basis or as a full course of study. From their course catalog:   The Stanford University Online High School (OHS) creates a worldwide learning community of diverse, intellectually passionate students and teachers. Through vibrant seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively,and argue …

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The Math Book

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones) by Clifford A. Pickover New York: Sterling, 2009 I am not a math person, but I have a son who is. So, when I saw The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in …

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Homeschooling in the Summer

I know some homeschoolers who take a more relaxed approach and homeschool on a low-key basis all year round. I prefer to stick to a pretty regular schedule. It is what works best for my family. My children need routine to function. Playing each day by ear would be a disaster. That’s the beauty of …

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