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Articles & Videos Subtraction: More Than Just Taking Away

Can you tell what these three word problems have in common?    I had 8 cookies, and then I ate 5. How many cookies did I have left? I have 8 cookies. 5 are chocolate, and the rest are oatmeal … Read more »

Articles & Videos How to Teach Addition and Subtraction with Play Money

Hands-on math materials help children understand math concepts better and become more fluent at solving problems. Plus, they make math time a lot more engaging and more fun. Making your math lessons more hands-on doesn’t mean you have go out and buy a lot of specialized math manipulatives, though. In fact, … Read more »

Articles & Videos How to Teach Subtraction Facts That Stick

In this instructional video, the Well-Trained Mind’s math expert Kate Snow (a homeschool mom herself, and author of three books) gives you practical, simple tips and techniques for helping children master the skill of subtraction.

How To Do It: Training Your Child's Mind Without Losing Your Own Maturity & The Real Child, Part II: Strategies for the Age-Grade Mismatch

If your child’s maturity level doesn’t happen to coincide with the (artificial) grade level that matches his age, what strategies can you use? First, do your best to separate out the different “subjects” that make up the child’s curriculum and think of each of them separately.

How To Do It: Training Your Child's Mind Without Losing Your Own Maturity & The Real Child, Part I: The Problem With Ages and Grades

On my Virginia farm, I raise livestock; lambs and kids born on the same date rarely clock in at the same size, wean themselves, or eat the same amount of hay and grain on any given day. Daffodils bloom, baby birds fly, and puppies stop chewing on chair … Read more »

Articles & Videos How to Teach Addition Facts that Stick

In this instructional video, the Well-Trained Mind’s math expert Kate Snow (a homeschool mom herself) gives you practical, simple tips and techniques for helping children master the skill of addition.

Articles & Videos Why Do Six-Year-Olds Go to First Grade?

In contemporary education, “What grade are you in?” has become synonymous with “How old are you?”  But the age grading system that shoves six-year-olds into first grade, seven-year-olds into second, and so on up isn’t remotely natural. Nor is it based on sound educational … Read more »

Articles & Videos Exploring Teaching Techniques and Tips

Do you need help exploring teaching techniques? We have tips.

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