I came across this site in my (needing more coffee…can’t cope yet) morning meanderings: http://www.livingmath.net/ (I’ve added it to the ‘homeschooling’ links in the sidebar as well.)

Here’s a quick peak at the Articles list:

Recently Posted Articles:

The Perfect Math Curriculum
Is there such a thing? Members of the Living Math Forum discuss what they think.

Posted in past years:

What About Memorizing Math Facts?
Isn’t it important? Absolutely, but when and how is debatable. I’ll defer to Frank Smith’s words to clarify.


“Nuts and Bolts” Ideas for Teaching Math Concepts
Charlotte Mason, Beechick, Montessori, Waldorf and many more natural learning advocates –

They all come together with ideas to teach without a curriculum, or to supplement with curriculum

Making Sense of Math Education
In one main article, many ideas home educators may consider in trying to make sense of the dizzying choices in math curriculums and methods to use

What Does Living Math Look Like?
A snapshot of one week in our home – Kids aged 6, 8, 10-1/2 and going-on 14

“Strewing” – Spread a Discovery Learning Buffet
What it looks like in our family’s home

The Beginnings of Living Math
After telling parts of this story on email lists for years, I’m putting it all in one place

Starting Out With An Older Child
My child has already learned to hate math – is it too late to change that? And how does “reading” math work anyway? My oldest son shares his experience.

“Why Study Math History?”
How can math history help me (and/or my kids) understand and learn math?

Make it Simple
“The simplification of anything is always sensational.” G.K. Chesterton.  It also makes it more understandable.

THIS is a Math Book?
How can it be a math book if there are no numbers in it? (Hint, ask your child . . .)
Math Story Diagramming
Samples and descriptions from one session with my kids

Influences on My Philosophy Toward Education
Books and authors that have helped us learn what learning is about

 

 

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As the homeschooling mama to two boys with completely different learning styles, I know I’ll return to this site many times. One of my boys (Nic) seems to ‘breathe math.’ It just seems to come to him so naturally and he truly enjoys it. Theo, though, hasn’t ‘noticed’ math very much yet, though he’s working things out in his own way. He taught himself to read more than a year ago, and these days we are likely to hear him say (out of the blue), ‘Mama, did you know that 5 + 2 = 7?’

Enjoy & blessings,
Mary

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