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  • Math 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 raisin. How many are oatmeal raisin?  There are 8 chocolate...

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  • Homeschooling Help 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...

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  • Fourth Step: Investigate Further Well-Trained Mind Academy The Well-Trained Mind Academy is based on the classical model described in The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (first published in 1999 by W.W. Norton and now in its fourth edition). Offering a full range of middle school (logic stage) and high school (rhetoric stage) classes across the...

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  • Subjects Online Math Courses The Well-Trained Mind Academy offers a variety of courses in Math. Our small class sizes allow for plenty of interaction with instructors and other students, and our experienced instructors combine passion for their subjects with classical rigor.
  • Science Courses: Text/Online Support Packages Gizmos Subject: Science and Mathematics Grade level: 5-12 Publisher: Explore Learning Website: https://www.explorelearning.com/ Description: Online simulations and online labs to accompany an entire range of standard science and upper-level math texts, including many of those recommended in The Well-Trained Mind. From the home page, click on “Explore the Library” and then open the “Gizmos by Textbook” menu for...

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  • Science Courses: Text/Online Support Packages Conceptual Academy Subject: Science Grade level: High school Publisher: Conceptual Academy (in association with Prentice-Hall) Website: http://conceptualacademy.com/ Description: Tutorials, videos, self-directed courses, and instructor-led classes based on the Conceptual… series from Prentice-Hall, recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.
  • Apps, Learning Games, and Online Enrichment Activities Enchanted Learning Subject: Across the curriculum Grade level: K-12, but the majority of resources intended for K-5 Publisher: Enchanted Learning, LLC Website: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ Description: Zillions (well, hundreds) of supplementary printouts, worksheets, and project pages covering almost all areas of the curriculum.
  • Apps, Learning Games, and Online Enrichment Activities DragonBox Subject: Math (algebraic equations) Grade level: First grade and up Publisher: DragonBox Algebra Website: http://dragonbox.com/ Description: Highly regarded app that uses well-designed games to teach students (even young ones) the foundational skills of algebraic equations. DragonBox 5+ is for younger students; DragonBox 12+ is significantly more difficult and is best for students who have already...

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  • Apps, Learning Games, and Online Enrichment Activities Denise Gaskins: Internet Math Resources Subject: Math Grade level: K-12 Publisher: Denise Gaskins (blog)  Website: www.denisegaskins.com/internet-math-resources/ Description: Experienced home school parent Denise Gaskins maintains a very helpful index of the best math teaching and practice sites on the Internet.  
  • Apps, Learning Games, and Online Enrichment Activities Primary Games Subject: Math, science, phonics, American history, and geography. Grade level: Elementary, with a strong focus on kindergarten and the earliest grades. Publisher: PrimaryGames, Inc. Website: http://www.primarygames.com/ Description: A collection of colorful online games, reinforcing basic skills in math (http://www.primarygames.com/math.php), phonics (http://www.primarygames.com/reading.php), science (http://www.primarygames.com/science.php), and American history and geography (http://www.primarygames.com/social_studies.php). Among many others, you’ll find drills...

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