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 […]

## How to Build a Straw Tower: Homeschool STEM Project

Using only tape and straws, Emma and I built a tower capable of holding a baseball! Here’s proof! This assignment from the Livingmath.net curriculum was not an easy project because there were no directions, just an assignment — build a tower from straws. Never having constructed anything like this nor ever having seen a straw […]

## 10 Best Online Game Sites for Homeschool Math

Online math games are a fun way to add variety into a living math approach. They can be used as rewards, review, or even an introduction to a new concept, depending on the game. Here are ten of the best free math game sites for homeschoolers, arranged in no particular order. These are games to […]

## Ultimate List of Printable Math Manipulatives & Games

Charlotte Mason espoused using concrete objects for math lessons, and I totally agree. I know that Emma learned math concepts much faster and with more enjoyment when there was a hands-on element rather than mere numbers on a page. She used math manipulatives all the way into fifth grade, and I admit that we still have […]

## 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 […]

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