Welcome to week 14 of Blogging through the Alphabet 2021!I have had such a great week. On Sunday Paul, Nathaniel and I had our 🇦🇺 Australian Citizenship conferred on us. Paul wrote a heartfelt poem about it that I shared on the blog on Monday. Today has been full as I've attended a Universtity Open Day as I'm trying to decide which degree to pursue.
This week I am excited to share a little about Math Resources available for home educators and my cohost Desiree is sharing M is for Mindstorms.
I am always surprised by how the subject of math fills each of us with dread or fear and I often wondered why. I don't struggle with math however I do have those anxious feelings whenever I think about math. Over the years I've been curious about Math and teaching math and have done a little research.
For me one of the defining moments of understanding teaching math came after I read the article History and Research on the Teaching of Math I highly recommend you read this article before you make a decision on your math curriculum.
Some interesting points I've discovered on the subject of teaching/learning math...
 . . . early childhood may simply be an inefficient period in which to try to teach skills that can be relatively quickly learned in adolescence. (Prime Time for Education: Early Childhood or Adolescence ? by W.D.Rohwer, Jr)
 Mathematics in every form is a subject illfitted to the child mind. It deals not with real things, but with abstractions. When referred to concrete objects, it concerns not the objects themselves, but their relations to each other. It involves comparison, analysis, abstraction . . . (Cyclopedia of Education p.208 William H Burnham)
 . . . successful school achievement in areas requiring use of concepts  such as numbers, classes, and spatial and causal relationships  correlated highly with mental age. Developing these concepts was especially associated with success in arithmetic, problem solving, and spelling. (Feyberg)
 Math ... All About Math
 Math is a problem  What now ?
 Math Curriculum
 File Folder Fun: Noah's Ark Multiplication
 Math and Logic Resource {Virtual Curriculum Fair}
 Math in High School
Scope and Sequence
When looking at changing math programs remember to take scope and sequence into account.
 Scope refers to the content. In other words these are the topics covered (A to Z)
 Sequence is the order in which the scope is taught (IE the order in which things are covered within the program)
Programs I've reviewed
 Math Rider  Math Fact PC Game
 A+ TutorSoft On line math program
 A Plus Interactive Math Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan {Review}
 TouchMath  This is a great hands on program.
 Math Squeebles  Math App
 UberSmart Math Facts {Review}
 Times Alive {Review}  I really enjoyed using this :D
 Sunya  The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying & Dividing {Sunya Publishing Review}

LOGICO Learning Game Review  This is a fabulous hands on resource
Math Programs
 Teaching Textbooks (This is my favourite math program by far)
 Life of Fred
 Mathletics
 Math Mammoth
 Targeting Maths
 Maths On Line
 Right Start Math
 Cambridge
 Abeka Full Math program from Pre K  12
 Saxon Math
 Singapore Math
 Horizons Math
 CalcuLadder 1 and 2 Drill worksheets from Learning Vitamins
 Horizons Math
 Miquon Math
 Math*U*See
 MegaGeex
 Khan Academy
 Math Seeds

MathUSee and the online version can be found here Math U See E Learning
Pinterest
 Math
 Mostly FREE Math Worksheets
 Math YouTube
TED talks on math
I have enjoyed TED talks on the subject of math. They have helped me think through my preconceived ideas on teaching and learning math.
 Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer  Mathematics, A Multidisciplinary Universal Language
 Dan Meyer  Math class needs a makeover Dan is a high school math teacher. Great insight about the differences between computation and math reasoning. Cause and effect of loss of reasoning. Really interesting talk. He shows how text books hamstring students learning.
 John Bennett  Why Math Instruction is unnecessary John is a home school Dad who is also a highschool teacher. This is one of my favorite talks.
 Arthur Benjamin  Lightning calculation and other "Mathemagic" Interesting show demonstrating how quickly math calculations can be computed. This one is more for fun :)
What are you using to teach math in your homeschool?
Blessings
Chareen
Find the other ABC posts in this series here:
 A is for Art Lessons at Home
 B is for Books Where do You Purchase Yours?
 Charlotte Mason a Round Up of Posts
 Delight Directed Education
 Encouragement for Weary Homeschooling Mothers
 For the Children's Sake
 G is for Geography
 Homeschool Bloggers
 Instagramers to follow who are homeschooling
 Joy in Your Homeschool Journey
 Know Yourself  Stop the Comparison Game
 Life Skills in Your Homeschool
 Math Resource for Home Education
Featured from Week 10 all things 'K'
 L is for Laser Maze and LEGO ABCs: L is for Legoland over at Our Homeschool Notebook
 L is for Lee over at A Mom's Quest to Teach.
 ... of the World over at At Home Pets
 ... over at A Net in Time
 Homeschooling Tips from A to Z: the Letter L over at Homeschooling Highway

... by Lori at At Home: Where Life Happens.
This Week over at Our Homeschool Notebook the topic is M is for Mindstorms.