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“Help, my daughter hates math!”

Back in August, an email with the subject “Help, my daughter hates math!” showed up in the Math for Love inbox. To quote that email: Here’s our situation:  We are entering our fourth year of home schooling and my 10 y/o daughter has been utterly unable to memorize basic math facts.  She does seem to grasp new concepts quickly (though …

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What do you want in a curriculum?

As you may have noticed, I just added an email subscription box and rss feed subscription button in the column to the right. You can now enjoy the blog from the comfort of your own email account or reader! On to the point of this email: I want pre-feedback. I’m starting to write up some curriculum, suitable for use at …

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“Is my child learning enough math?”

It’s a question that bothers many parents, especially homeschooling parents. After all, being responsible for a child’s math education is a heavy load to carry. There are two major things that can go wrong in math education: Students can be pressured, over-drilled, and forced to do a lot of symbol manipulation that doesn’t have much meaning to them. They grow …