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Learning Mathematics
Teaching math in your homeschool may seem like a daunting task. For many homeschoolers, it is the one subject they dread facing. But there are many creative and fun ways to introduce math to your child. From real world, hands-on learning to structured approaches to mathematics education, we've gathered the resources you need to successfully teach math at home. We explore how unschoolers learn math, how to use manipulatives in your learning, and where to find the best math textbooks and resources. You'll also find free math worksheets and lesson plans. And if you decide you need further help, we have contact information for tutors and teachers, along with information on mathematics classes and programs, in California.

 
General Instruction
  Explore different approaches to mathematics instruction, get support for teaching math in your homeschool, and access great resources to make learning math fun and easy.

Preschool Math
  Teaching preschoolers math can be fun! Learn how to incorporate math learning into every day life. Find resources for free worksheets and math games for preschoolers.

Manipulative-Based
  Experts and parents alike have found that using manipulatives (blocks, geoboards, rods, sorting toys, base ten blocks, tiles, tangrams, pattern blocks, etc) can increase a child's understanding of math concepts and can help the reluctant math learner become more receptive to math. Learn techniques for using manipulatives, the best manipulatives for the specific kind of math you are teaching, and where to find them.

Arithmetic
  Find the resources and ideas you need for your child to learn counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, elementary geometry, and more.

Algebra
  Can your unschooled child learn algebra? How can you make Algebra fun and relevant for your child? Where do you find great Algebra textbooks? What are some creative techniques for teaching Algebra? We have the answers you need!

Geometry
  Help your child master proofs, learn about fractals, geometric models, symmetry, two- and three-dimensional geometry, planar geometry, and more. We've gathered the greatest resources on the web, along with curriculum reviews and recommendations, to help.

Trigonometry
  Get curriculum information and ideas for teaching trigonometry in your homeschool.

Calculus
  Can Calculus be taught at home? What if you never took a Calculus class—can you still help your child master it? Absolutely! We've gathered the resources and experience you need to successfully teach Calculus at home. If you need additional help, you'll also find tutors and teachers all across California.

Math Worksheets
  Resources for free math worksheets and printable math worksheets. You'll find worksheets by subject and grade levels.

Math Games
  Make learning math fun! Here you'll find lists of great resources for math games. You can also explore math tricks and other fun ways to make math enjoyable.


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High school geometry: why is it so difficult?
Homeschoolmath.net
It is not any secret that high school geometry with its formal (two-column) proofs is considered hard and very detached from practical life. Many teachers in public school have tried different teaching methods and programs to make students understand this formal geometry, sometimes with success and sometimes not. Of course it is even more difficult for a homeschooling parent. This article explores the reasons why a typical geometry course in high school is so difficult for many students, and what a teacher could do to help the situation.
Making Math Meaningful
Making Math Meaningful is a wonderful beginning. It lays the strong foundation for understanding math. Every concept is introduced with a simple conversation (which is provided for you) using math manipulatives. You are spending quality time with your children talking about each math concept. The conversations are simple. The activities are easy to do. The lesson plans tell you exactly what you are to do and what you are to say. Perfect for the busy mom. There are no seminars to attend and no videos to watch! Simply pull the book from the shelf and start teaching. Each child has his own student workbook. Levels K through 4 give you a written script to teach each concept and skill. Levels 5 and 6 and Algebra are written directly to your child. Your child will simply pull the book from the shelf and teach himself. There is no easier math manipulative program for mom.
Build Your Own Worksheets and Pre-Made Worksheets
Math Playground
Practice your math facts with these worksheets. You will find ready-made worksheets or you can customize your own.
Teaching Textbooks
Teaching Textbooks were designed specifically for independent learners. They offer more teaching/explanation than any other product on the market.
Math-U-See
Math-U-See is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction. The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches using multi-sensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner. With these resources, they are able to adapt to a variety of homeschool styles.


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