- Some questions frequently asked by houseowners : do i have to use a textbook for math? (grade 3)?
♥ i am new to homeschooling. this coming school year will be my first time. i bought a social studies book to follow, and i have a reading textbook and tons of books. i downloaded our states standards and plan on using free worksheets for language arts lessons such as grammar, vocab, punctuation etc. i also plan on making my own spelling lists (i have been researching effective 3rd grade spelling word families). my question is about math though. i have 2 math workbooks but not a textbook. i have the state's standards on what they need to learn but my question is can i just use a whiteboard and the workbooks and internet as math tools or should i get an actual curriculum? we are trying to homeschool as cheaply (but effectively!) as possible. thanks for any info/advice!!examples of math games?
♥ like sudoku, math board games, or fun math activities. math games that are written/played on paper, preferably. i need 6-10, but if you could give me only one that would be great too. and it would be much better if you could tell me how to make a game out of the following math topics: polynomials - addition - subtraction - multiplication - division laws of exponents special products - multiplying binomials - square of binomials - binomial expansion - trinomial expansion the games don't necessarily have to be based on these topics, i'm just saying it would be betetr =) any websites that have math games would be appreciated too. please answer asap, i need this for a project!home schooling with whats on hand?
♥ we want to start home schooling, but right now we do not have the funds to purchase a lot of books and workbooks. can any one tell us how we might start with what we do have? we have a reprint of mcguffey's readers, gateway to the great books and many other books. how can we use what we have? how do we know what is age and skill level appropriate? what about math, writing?basic questions to ask someone when tutoring in math? ideas? advice?
♥ i tutor a boy in class( i tutor everyone but i tutor him more so than others) and he is brilliant and has one of the higher grades in class but when we do algebra and computing college and careers he rushes and tends to do poorly. until recently my teacher(mrs. wolfertz) and i thought he was just rushing but in light of somthing recent we found out he really with all his heart thinks its the easiest thing ever and that hes doing it right. so i meet with him after school now and we redo some of his assignments to improve his grades and so i can make sure he gets it. i wanted to rip my hair out when he just couldnt get it, i care about him alot we have been dating for a while now, so when he keeps getting things very wrong it drives me crazy. usually i'm very good helping students. so what im asking is for some very basic elements of algebra 1 like working with integers combining like terms, all the very basic can't-do-it-without-them type of problems. he is improving in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with integers now and id like to move to another subject next week so if you could leave some ideas of basic things in algebra so i can come up with problems that would be great. also any advice on how i can motivate him to work and so i don't have to rip out my hair an hour into our sessions? we are dating but i would prefer to keep motivation pg13 since we will be at school, and is there some stress technique or somthing so i don't feel like crap when he is wrong? i'm good about not letting him see how much it bothers me and i'm treating him as if he were just another student mrs. wolfertz asks me to help, but inside i'm not as ok, any help is much appretiated.