Tag Archives: maths

More than 10 different ways to teach maths to your child

I recently posted a huge answer to a mum on an e-mail list who was using Targeting Maths (often used in NSW schools), Excel workbooks and IXL for her child. I haven’t tried IXL but I am unimpressed by the … Continue reading

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Why are we still homeschooling? The positive reasons

As I said before, the reasons people start homeschooling are not necessarily the reasons they continue. I consider the reasons I put in our story last week are the negative reasons – the pushes, if you like. These include: – bullying, and subsequent … Continue reading

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Resources Part 1. Creative Arts, English and Maths

I was going to make a list of our favourite resources but it’s so hard to say what they are. Those we use vary according to age, interest and preferred learning style of each child. So this is just a list of … Continue reading

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Rough schedule for Term 1 2014

Our homeschooling has been very up and down so far this year, and I committed to too much this term. I will scale back next term. However, for those who are interested, this is what our week looks like at the moment: Mondays … Continue reading

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Designing computer games, being in film shoots, cooking feasts and much more

Wow, we are well into 2014 and I realise I have not posted anything on this blog for ages. It’s partly because we moved out of our apartment. I’ve written a bit about that on my scimum blog. The end … Continue reading

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Assessment of Term 3

Term 3 was tough. The new Board of Studies information pack and guidelines for APs came out last term, and even if that doesn’t affect me directly, yet, it took an emotional toll because I spent a long time worrying … Continue reading

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Term 2 – please finish as soon as possible.

After a pretty good Term 1 I thought I had it sussed. This term has proved to me that unless I am more organised than I have been, certain things just don’t happen around here. I actually planned for this … Continue reading

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