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The Sharks Online Unit Study Backstory

NatureGlo's Sharks Unit Study Backstory

The First And Last Time I Was Fired I had it! I was so sick and tired of marching to every whim of my principals in all the various private schools I had worked at since 1996 as an elementary and middle school science and math teacher. I had SOME teaching liberties unheard of in public … Read more

How to Use Homeschool Math Virtual Manipulatives: Fractions

free fractions interactive simulator for homeschool math

Today I’m sharing a great free homeschool and unschool math resource you probably haven’t heard of yet, the Fractions Intro Interactive Simulation by PhET. PhET (no that’s not a typo) is a Colorado based math and science virtual simulation company. They have some phenomenal math and science virtual interactive simulation resources you’ll definitely want to … Read more

How To Use Homeschool Virtual Math Manipulatives: Geoboards

Free homeschool math virtual geoboards

Hey, when you were in grade school did any of your teachers pull out those fun geoboards during math class? If you’re not even sure what geoboards are, no worries. I’ve got you covered on this one. Check out this brand new video I created recently showing your homeschool a comparison between the top TWO FREE virtual … Read more

Homeschool Math Curriculum Comparison: Classical Education Vs. Unschool

HOMESCHOOL MATH CURRICULUM | Classical Education Vs. Unschool

Are you winter weary of the math curriculum blues? Have you thought more than once about switching up curriculum for math in hopes that it would inspire your kids to throw a party everytime they do math instead of water logging their latest math workbook with their tears? Have I got a fun homeschool math … Read more

How To Do Outdoor Math Through Play

How To Do Outdoor Math Through Play 2

When I opened an in-person nature-based homeschool program for the residential and local multi-age kids at Heathcote Intentional Community in Freeland, Maryland back in 2010, we spent HOURS per program day outdoors. Granted, it was super easy and enticing to be out in nature on 112 acres in a beautiful wooded valley complete with a … Read more

How to Find Math in Play

How To Find Math In Play

Way back in 2010, I joined a homeschool Open Classroom program, or classroom without walls, as an apprentice to the program facilitator, Dana. Dana told me during the first month, I would deschool. At first, I wasn’t sure what that meant. I found out quickly. At first I was more of an observer of the … Read more

10 Tips for Gloriously Relaxed Homeschool Math

MathArt student, Josh, showing his tasty tessellation cookies. Do you get all worked up about math? I believe that no other school subject gets parents worked up in a fevered sweat like math does. Our modern public education systems insists on students completing a rigorous no goshbegone nonsense math curriculum. Unless you have a natural … Read more

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