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The Homeschool Diner's Guide toHomeschooling by SubjectMath Resources for HomeschoolersWhat are the Options?by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006If you purchase a complete School-at-Home curriculum, or enroll with a Cyber School, your child's math curriculum will be included in the package. Some alternative homeschooling approaches will recommend the use of particular math programs that fit well with their educational philosophies. Most other homeschoolers will need to choose what approach they are going to take with math, and which resources will be best for each of their children. There are dozens of complete math programs on the market... and a few free online programs, too. There are also "a la carte" resources for explaining particular topics or helping children develop math skills. There are also a lot of math topics out there that aren't covered in typical school curriculum... but that your child may find fun and interesting! Many parents, especially those who never really liked math, find the choosing of a math curriculum to be the most stressful part of getting started as new homeschoolers. But please, Don't Panic. Do some looking around before you decide what to buy -- see what's out there. With so many possible options, you're sure to find something that suits your child's personality and ability level, and also fits with your own comfort level in teaching math. You can always print out some free activity sheets for your child to work on while you explore the options. Or start with a simple and inexpensive workbook to see how your child does with it. So, where can you find worksheets or workbooks? How can you provide your student with drill in basic skills without killing initiative? Where can you find interesting new applications for existing math knowledge? Visit some of our Math pages, listed below, to see what interests your child, and what inspires them to learn about math. *Need Help in Teaching Math?*A Sampling of Popular Math Curriculum packages*Looking for Parent Reviews of Math Curriculum? Click here to find the best places to look!*Other Math Resources -- fun, creative, and non-traditional -- including curriculum, strategy games, puzzles, riddles*Many Ways to Practice Math Skills -- including the dreaded **math facts** (games, drills, and worksheets)*Online Math Enrichment -- fun mathy things free online*Pre-Algebra and Algebra*Geometry*Advanced Math: Algebra 2, Trig, and Calculus*Options for Students Gifted in MathRelated IssuesWhat About Memorizing Math Facts?-- from Julie at Living mathDyscalcula -- the math learning disabilityThe Math Teacher's Ten Commandments The Diner's Favorite Strategy Board GamesPrintable graph paper -- select grid size and type of paper, includes cartesian (most common for algebra 1), logarithmic, polar, engineering, etc incompetech -- print out graph papers, geo patterns, sudoku grids, etcMicrosoft Word Equation Editor -- did you know you can easily type math equations with Word? You just need to install the option (using your install CD) and drag the equation icon to the tool bar! Here are directions on how to do this from Mr. Simonds at Portland Community College. The University of Waterloo provides a video tutorial for using Equation Editor (once you have it installed). Word 2007 offers Microsoft Math add-in. |

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