## Thoughts on Teaching Math |

Something that was so intimidating to me when we first started homeschooling was teaching math. I thought you had to be an endorsed elementary math education expert to teach math well. That anything I might attempt with my kids would be inferior. Then, as we started dabbling in the homeschool world, I kept hearing people say their kids hated math or teaching it was the bane of their existence. Yikes! Not exactly a vote of confidence.
Over the last 6 years, we've had our math ups and downs, but I've learned a few - Investing some time in
**learning how to teach math well**will probably be the biggest factor in your homeschool math success. - The younger the child, the more hands-on the math lessons should be. Most true understanding about math starts in the
**concrete**and gradually moves to the abstract. - It doesn't have to be miserable. Math can be fun!
**Songs**& games don't need to be the basis of math for it to be fun, but they're a great supplement.
Today, I'll focus on the first point - you becoming a better math teacher! Almost all success in teaching math at home depends on this. The good news is - you don't have to take a class or spend hours a week practicing math lessons. #aintnobodygottimeforthat. 🙌
I can't remember how I first stumbled on Kate Snow, but she became my go-to math resource for learning how to teach math at home. She's unique in the homeschool math space because
Her website has a wealth of information, including an awesome free math-teaching email course for parents (which I highly recommend
xo, Renee p.s. I feel like I should have a disclaimer that says - I don't make any money from referring you to her stuff. Sometimes I do make money from referrals (and even then, I'd only ever recommend something I actually love). BUT in this case, I just wanted to share that I've learned a ton from her over the years and wanted to pass along her info to you because she's so gifted in this area!! ❤️ |