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Always Leave them Wanting More

Have you ever had a great teaching moment come up that you then killed because you kept trying to make your point and you drove it into the ground?   I know I've done this, too many times to count. (Let me know in the comments if you have been guilty of this too.) We become like the parents in the Charlie Brown specials, just sounding like "wah wah wah-wah-wah".  As homeschoolers, I think we especially feel that extra responsibility to teach, and so we tend to go on and on about something, hoping some of it will penetrate. Over...

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The Climb - an education analogy

Susan stands at the base of a mountain. Before her a wide, straight staircase climbs up steadily. There are students marching up single file in groups of about 30, with an adult behind each group. Susan’s son, James, is beside her. This is his first day on the staircase. She gives him a kiss and he joins his group, excited for what’s in store.   Sadly, his excitement doesn’t last long. As the next couple of years pass, Susan sees that her son is like a square peg in a round hole, and she begins to look for some other...

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What Does Inspiring Math LOOK Like?   

Inspire not Require Math

Inspiring math is all about noticing, playing with and creating with shapes, patterns, numbers, proportions and more.

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How to Inspire a Love of Math

Inspire not Require Love of Learning Math

Math seems to be the biggest hurdle for most homeschoolers who want to inspire and not require their kids to learn.

“How do I get my kids interested in math?”

This is one of the top questions I get asked about homeschooling.

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