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# Tag Archives: Math

## First Number Book ~ Free Download

First Number Book ~ Free Download — The Finds — Beautifully illustrated downloads of the numbers 0-10 to create a first number book.

## Calculus Made Easy ~ Free eBook

Calculus Made Easy makes calculus approachable for self-educating students. Exercises and answers included.

## Exploring the Milky Way ~ Free NASA Download

Exploring the Milky Way is a free 58-page download from NASA aimed at middle-grade students. Using real world examples, the student can brush up on using large numbers, coordinate systems, and problem solving. This collection of activities is intended for students looking for additional challenges in the math and physical science curriculum in grades 6Continue reading “Exploring the Milky Way ~ Free NASA Download”

## Blaise Pascal: A Unit Study

Blaise Pascal was a scientist, mathematician, inventor, and theologian who was born on June 19, 1623. Unit resources.

## Conversations on Harmony {Free eBook}

Here is a fascinating book for the homeschool handy-mom who decides to teach music theory. Conversations on Harmony by S. M. Fitton is a scripted music text written and published in 1855. The object of this Work is to explain the rules of Harmony, in so simple a manner, as to bring their practical applicationContinue reading “Conversations on Harmony {Free eBook}”

## Visual Fractions {Featured Site}

Begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. Visual Fractions has done the work for you!

## Interactive Number Chart {Free}

Here is a great find at ABCYa.com: Interactive Number Chart. Hundred charts provide an excellent, visual way to become familiar with numbers. The hundred chart…is one of the most flexible and useful devices you will ever find for helping your child to understand numbers and the basic arithmetic processes. Use it almost every day inContinue reading “Interactive Number Chart {Free}”

## Activity: Measure Length and Distance

Here are ideas for exploring measuring length and distance — in a natural way:

## Free Math Course: MEP

Many will already be aware of this free math course from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. We have referenced the Mathematics Enhancement Program (MEP) elsewhere, but because it is such an incredible resource that nicely tracks with the natural approach to arithmetic, we are giving it its own space. Let’s start with theContinue reading “Free Math Course: MEP”

## First Year in Number {Free eBook}

One of the things Dr. Ruth Beechick always recommended when it comes to arithmetic and young children is to start with the concrete. This is the advantage you will find in a book like First Year in Number by Franklin Hoyt and Harriet Peet. With real objects, three-year-olds can do problems that are not introducedContinue reading “First Year in Number {Free eBook}”

## Find: Blackline Math Masters {Free}

Gearing up for fall? Ready to tackle math? Want help? These free blackline math masters from Nova Scotia’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development are a great find! You’ll find over 200 pages of math-related downloads including: Number charts. Addition charts. Multiplication charts. Base 10 foldables. Number lines. Calendars. Clocks. Fraction foldables. Geometry downloads.Continue reading “Find: Blackline Math Masters {Free}”

## Activity: Exploring Shapes

Suggestions for exploring simple shapes: circles, squares, triangles, and more.

## Amusements in Mathematics {Free eBook}

Want a fun way for your older students to avoid mathematical/logical brain drain over the summer? Have them complete a puzzle or two each day from the free eBook, Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney. Amusements in Mathematics contains 430 mathematical puzzles (and, fortunately, their solutions). Every puzzle that is worthy of consideration canContinue reading “Amusements in Mathematics {Free eBook}”

## Marks’ First Lessons in Geometry {Free eBook}

A picture is worth a thousand words. If that works for you (or your student) you’ll love this free introduction to geometry first published in the late 1800s: Marks’ First Lessons in Geometry by Bernhard Marks. The author holds that this science should be taught in all primary and grammar schools, for the same reasonsContinue reading “Marks’ First Lessons in Geometry {Free eBook}”

## Making Wise Curriculum Purchases: Math

Math is one of those areas where we tend to struggle. Our frustrations in this area tend to stem from one of a handful of problems: A particular math curriculum just doesn’t seem to fit a particular child. There are too many activities associated with each lesson. Our child is not “getting it.” The materialContinue reading “Making Wise Curriculum Purchases: Math”

## School Arithmetics {Free eBooks}

School Arithmetics by George Wentworth and David Smith is a series of math books written in 1919 for the elementary years. The series has been favorably compared to the Practical Arithmetics series by Strayer-Upton that has found a resurgence in some homeschool circles. School Arithmetics is in the public domain and free. An effort hasContinue reading “School Arithmetics {Free eBooks}”

## 8 Ways to Supplement Your Math Program

There are always ways to make the one you are using more effective. Here are 8 ways you can supplement any math program you are using.

## 11 Tips for Choosing a Math Program

Choosing a math program can be a trial! Here are 11 tips based on our experiences, observations, and extensive math background.

## The Arithmetic Primer by Frank H. Hall {Free eBook}

The Arithmetic Primer by Frank H. Hall is another wonderful tool in the DIY homeschool mom’s toolbox! Frank H. Hall wrote a series of arithmetic books published by Werner School Book Company in the early 1900s. There were two series — one graded and one not graded. The primer was intended to stand alone andContinue reading “The Arithmetic Primer by Frank H. Hall {Free eBook}”

## Short Cuts in Figures ~ Free eBook

One of the things that caught my attention early on in You CAN Teach Your Child Successfully by Ruth Beechick was the attention paid to learning simple arithmetic. Over 100 pages are devoted to arithmetic beginning with a chapter called “Arithmetic is Not Dull” — something most of us might quibble with! Although you mustContinue reading “Short Cuts in Figures ~ Free eBook”

## Activity: Preparing a 1040 Income Tax Form

April 15 is known in the United States as Tax Day — the deadline for individual tax returns to be submitted to the federal government. As soon as your child is old enough to earn an allowance, he or she is old enough to begin to understand taxes. While it is true that based onContinue reading “Activity: Preparing a 1040 Income Tax Form”

## Coinage: A Unit Study on Money and Coins

On August 7, 1959, a new penny went into circulation in America to honor Abraham Lincoln. Unit resources.

## Activity: Calculating Interest

There are a few things our children should know how to do before they leave home. One of these is to know how to calculate interest. Back in the day (way back) calculating interest was incorporated into math books in such a way that the eighth-grade graduate had a firm handle on the subject. SeveralContinue reading “Activity: Calculating Interest”