Our latest arithmetic topic has been factors, multiples, and primes. We used our Singapore math textbook and workbook as a supplement to these activities which formed the meat of the lessons. It wasn’t a very linear study. We skipped around somewhat, revisiting topics from different angles to really cement the understanding. Paper and Pencil Identifying […]

## Five Ways Enrich Math Lessons and Get Out of a Rut

I am a firm believer in the saying, “Variety is the spice of life.” Although I love routine and structure, I dislike falling into academic ruts. There is really no reason to have boring homeschool lessons. There is so much out there to learn and a limitless number of ways to learn. If lessons are […]

## Using Teaching Textbooks in a Living Math Approach

Sprite is using her third set of Textbooks (TT) math curriculum, and we have no intention of switching to anything else. It is really working for her (and for me). We both love that it can be done independently and that she receives immediate feedback on her answers. Because it has both auditory and visual […]

## Life of Fred Fractions — I Am a Fan

It’s confirmed. I like Life of Fred. Life of Fred (LOF) is a living math book. It’s actually got a narrative story with math woven in. There are practice problems in the book (and answers), but it’s nothing like a math textbook I’ve ever seen. We are using Life of Fred – Fractions, and my […]

## Living Math Dropout

I feel like something of a “living math dropout” to admit that Sprite is using Teaching Textbooks now. It’s a computer based program, and she really likes it. Better yet, it’s developing some basic skills that we missed along the way and filling in some of those gaps that we always fear as homeschooling moms. […]

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