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Do you ever use games as a part of your math lesson plans? I do and my kids love it. Because math skills are built on repetition, it can get boring for everyone. That’s why I use math games. It’s a great way to add some fun into a subject that can be fairly cut and dry.
Mental math is a life skill I’m always trying to work on, but it can be hard. Come see what game I’ve been using in our home school to work on mental math skills with my older kids.
Popular Posts From Last Week
1. How to Homeschool Simply (The Teen Years) by There’s No Place Like Home
I love the fact that Shelly is talking about creating a simple schedule for your high schooler. I think often we’re convinced that we have to recreate traditional schools by working our teens to death. That’s not true. What should your teen’s high school years look like? That depends on so many things like your teen’s learning style and future plans. But don’t push only for the sake of pushing.
2. Science with Harry Potter: A Thematic Study for Teens by Eva Varga
I’ll only have to mention science and Harry Potter together in one sentence and my teen will be hooked!
3. 100 Proven Ways to Encourage Teens by Annie & Everything
I LOVE this list! Too often I get caught up in the busyness of the day and if I’m not careful, I can fail to connect meaningfully with my teen. They need more encouragement than we think and it’s up to us to put aside our tasks and goals and instead just love them and lift them up.
4. How to Homeschool Simply (The Teen Years) by 7 Sisters Homeschool
Independence is a goal we are all striving for with our teens. Getting them to write well on their own is one of those skills we know they need, but can be hard to master. If you’re struggling to get your older kids to write without a lot of input from you, start small as you guide them toward independence. Try these 3 tips from Vicki and go from there.
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