I am facing the challenge of getting a middle school aged child caught up in math. There are different routes you can take to accomplish this. You can go topic specific, studying only the problem areas that your child has. This is effective if your child has a few holes, and doesn’t easily “lose” their […]

## The Differences Between Homeschool Math Curriculum

This one is “Mastery-based” and that one is “Spiral”. Do you know the differences between homeschool math curriculum? Getting math figured out can be frustrating and confusing! Today I’m over at The Homeschool Post discussing the different types of homeschool math curriculum, and which helps what type of kid. Click the graphic to go there! […]

## The Leading Cause of Insanity in Homeschool Moms

I think I have tried almost every single math curriculum out there. Modern Curriculum Press Math U See Horizons BJU Christian Light Khan Academy Time 4 Learning Miquon Saxon Teaching Textbooks and even a community college Elementary Algebra textbook (which DID work just fine for my then 8th grade daughter). Yes, all of these. Some […]

## M is for Math

Math. The “M-Word” in homeschooling. Math can be the bane of teaching for some home educators. Over the past 17+ years, our family has used an assortment of math curricula: Miquon (confusing manipulatives) MCP (straightforward, one topic per chapter, I liked it) Horizons (moves very fast & spirals a LOT) Math-U-See (one main topic per […]

## Testing out Time4Learning Curriculum

Many of you know that my 10-year old son is mildly developmentally delayed on the Autism Spectrum. (A diagnosis! 2 years after I originally wrote this post!) You also know that we are struggling right now, mostly in the area of math. He has been begging me to let him do math on the computer. I […]

## “School” Edition Saxon Math, One Difference

After being so excited about finding the hardback Saxon math books and things, I did discover one difference which DIDN’T end up saving me any money: the “homeschool edition” facts practice workbooks also contain the chapter tests, and the school edition DOES NOT. 🙁 The Homeschool Edition Solutions Manual contains the solutions for the facts […]