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 — The Library — Makes calculus approachable for self-educating students. Exercises and answers included.
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 6 […]
Blaise Pascal was a French Renaissance scientist, mathematician, inventor, and theologian who was born on June 19, 1623. Pascal’s Beginnings Pascal’s mother died when he was three years old. Pascal’s father Étienne was a wealthy government official. He studied law but was also a talented mathematician and musician. After his wife died he decided […]
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 application […]
For whatever reason, many students struggle with fractions. It doesn’t have to be that way! Ruth Beechick always recommended beginning with the concrete and moving to the abstract: add four manipulatives (rocks, chocolates, crayons, spoons, erasers, etc.) to three manipulatives and determine the answer. Once your child has that down pat, then begin to work […]
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 in […]
Here are ideas for exploring measuring length and distance — in a natural way:
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 the […]
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 introduced […]
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. […]
A child’s first introduction to geometry is typically through learning about different shapes — identifying them, exploring the characteristics of various shapes, and matching like shapes, for example. On that foundation we begin learning about sides and angles, patterns, perimeter, area…and eventually Euclid! Here are suggestions for exploring simple shapes: circles, squares, triangles, and more. […]