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  1. Angie Wiggins

    Aside from the Geography chapter, the Math chapter had the most impact on our homeschool. I felt affirmed in much of what we do in Math and chastened on a couple of points.

    We also don’t use that certain popular homeschool curriculum. We used Right Start for a couple years and really liked it. When I began homeschooling all 3 girls, the Rightstart one-on-one time became too much for me to manage. So we began Math Mammoth with all 3 girls last year and it’s working very well. I especially appreciate its emphasis on mental math. Back to the Core, the advice that stood out to me was never to neglect math practice. If there are 10 problems on a page, the child should do all 10 problems. I was in the habit of only assigning only 6 problems if my daughter already understood the concept. This book reminded me that more math practice is even better. Such much to my girls’ dismay, I’ve changed that practice. I think it’s been beneficial to show them that the more math they do, the easier the facts will come to them.

  2. Amy

    Angie–YES! I forgot to mention that–the part about more practice instead of less. It’s a point about which I have often felt conflicted, but Bortins has helped me see the light. 😉

  3. Carla

    Sorry I have been absent for the last few chapters I did read them. One of my best friends was visiting and now my son is here 🙂 Anyway, math love it , I guess I didnt get alot of revelation from this chapter since we are already doing CC and we do emphasize math because it is one of our favorite subjects. I do have hope that what we are learning in CC will help Faith later when its time to do Algebra 🙂 I like Algebra but her older brother has struggled with it!

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  5. In school I was always very good at math, but I came to realize that I only knew the HOW and not the WHY. I could do any problem and remember the formulas and all of that, but the WHY was never really taught to me. I hugely desire my kids to understand WHY for everything, including math! We’ve been using Ray’s Arithmetic with my little one, and I love how at has to visually see what is going on in the problems. I don’t know what it will be like as my children grow, but it’s good for now. Thanks for another great review and for sharing is with us at Trivium Tuesdays!

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