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Review: Math On DVD Pre-Calculus by Steven Gottlieb

There’s always a lot to learning math.  New ideas.  Funny symbols. Last year’s concepts, almost forgotten, but suddenly important again. And, above all, radically new ways of thinking, especially for high school math.  Because it takes many exposures to these new ideas to really understand them, your teens will benefit from supplementary math resources no […]

CalcuLadder: Turning Finger Counters into Number Crunchers

We’ve tried many computer and online math drill programs. We’ve even used flashcards. But we often return to the first formal drill program we bought years ago: Calculadder by Dr. Myers. It’s quick, simple, very effective, and can be used for all the children in a family…. You can read the rest of the review […]

Review: MathBlaster

MathBlaster, an award-winning 3D virtual world by Knowledge Adventure, aims to blend learning and entertainment by inspiring minds through immersed play. This is how MathBlaster describes their program for ages 6-12:  “…as new recruits at the prestigious Blaster Academy, kids will play arcade-style math games and race through high-speed missions with the help of a […]

Questions for Math Students after Finishing a Problem

We’ve had some difficulties with math lately, with basic addition, areas and perimeters, estimation, and advanced algebra.  It’s frustrating for the children and for me, and I’m still struggling to find solutions.  I’ve briefly mentioned two of our approaches in my weekly wrap ups:  the need for basic fact drill and the importance of neatness and organization.  […]

Review: Anno’s Math Books

It is very difficult to find living math books that present complex topics in an accessible way. One math author whose books we have learned to love is Mitsumasa Anno. Anno believes “that mathematics is more than merely manipulating numbers, it is a way of thinking, and that it has bearing on all scholastic subjects, […]

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