Books that Make Learning Fun

A book that makes learning fun presents material in an engaging manner, encourages readers to think strategically, or models critical thinking and discovery.

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take the mystery out of math tricks

Mental Math in the Middle Grades

Jack A. Hope, Barbara Reys, Robert Reys

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it daily

take the mystery out of math tricks

Mental Math in the Primary Grades

Jack Hope, Larry Leutzinger, Barbara Reys, Robert Reys

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it daily

take the mystery out of math tricks

Mental Math in Junior High / Grades 7-9

Jack A. Hope, Barbara J. Reys, Robert E. Reys

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it daily
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Products and Toys that Teach

Products and toys that teach emphasize logical thinking, encourage children to explore the world around them, or help children understand new ideas in ways that are fun for them.

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fun with factors

The Iguana Factor Multiplication Game

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it daily

make a model

Zometool Advanced Math Creator Kit

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it weekly

perfect game for practicing math skills in the car

4 Way Countdown Wooden Game

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it weekly
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Information and Ideas for Teaching Parents

Here we share original articles on topics of interest for home schoolers and for parents and friends of independent learners.

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Teaching Math: How early can I start?

2007-12-31

featured in January 2007 UniversalPreschool.com

You start teaching as soon as your baby is born. When you feed her, change her diaper, and hold her, your newborn learns she is loved. But when does a baby begin to learn math?

Teaching Math: Where do I begin?

2006-12-27

featured in January 2007 * Homefires ezine*

When home schooling parents express concern about teaching a particular subject, often that subject is mathematics. Parents wonder where to begin. They are anxious about how to proceed. Parents worry if they’ll be able to advance with their kids. But there’s lots of hope! Here is some information to help you relieve these anxieties.

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