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Review: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Once again, and probably for the last time, I read Carry On, Mr. Bowditch aloud to my children.  It’s one of my top 50 children’s books for many reasons, not the least of which is the brilliantly-written story. Little Nat Bowditch is part of a seafaring family that has hit upon hard times, but he […]

Review: Mathematics: Is God Silent? by James Nickel

  Here’s an essential question for all homeschoolers:  does God have anything to say about mathematics?  Is there a Christian way to teach math, or is it a neutral subject on which an atheist and a believer would agree? In 357 thoroughly-researched pages, James Nickel shows that those who do not believe in God eventually […]

Review: Math on DVD Calculus 1 by Steven Gottlieb

Last winter I reviewed Math on DVD Pre-Calculus by Steven Gottlieb.  Since then my son has been learning calculus, and it has not been easy.  However, his frustrating experience has often been soothed by a session with Math on DVD Calculus 1.  As a physicist I’ve worked with calculus for many years, but I do […]

Mathematical Problem Solving for Teens: Past CEMC Contests

Do you want your older children to learn problem solving skills?  While most homeschooling moms do, quality problem solving resources can be difficult to find beyond the elementary level.  After all, very few math curricula spend a huge amount of time on problem solving, and not many helpful books are available. However, there is an […]

Math at the Curriculum Choice

Math seems to be one of the topics homeschooling families dread. But it’s not necessary:  so many wonderful math resources are available for all levels! Over at the Curriculum Choice, my friends and I have put together a list of our favorite math posts.  From encouragement to hands-on ideas, from curriculum to supplementary resources, there’s something to […]

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