Homeschool Math in 3-D

  If your homeschool math curriculum must be in a box, it should be a box like this one, a cube mercator 3D ocean model.  Of course, thinking outside the box is optimal, but nowhere is this more true than in math.  Even advanced mathematicians who would seem to think in well-ordered and circumscribed ways…

Stories and Homeschool Math

Word problems: the bane of many a math student’s existence?  Perhaps one of the problems with word problems is that they don’t seem to stand on their own two feet as stories, since the plots and characters are most often abstract and subservient to the numbers or the problem itself.  Though word problems do sharpen…

Homeschool Math Numbers Games

PIG! All that’s needed for this game is one die and 2 or more players, ages 8-14.  It’s a great game for honing mental math skills since players are expected to keep the score totals in their heads.  PIG! is an exciting game of risk, since at every roll of the die the player comes…

Fibonacci! And Your Homeschool Math

The Fibonacci sequence is found everywhere, from the cauliflower at the grocery store to the farthest flung galaxy.  The spiral that is common to both is one that’s prevalent in nature and the cosmos because of its efficiency.  It packs the maximum amount of seeds, florets, or stars into available space.  The pattern of this…