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Table Math

“How many math concepts could you teach using just the objects on this table?” The question came from my brother. We had just finished eating dinner, and I was brainstorming with him about some decisions I needed to make regarding the layout and content of Unveiling Math.  I looked at the objects on the table—our…

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The Masterpiece in Math

The other day, I had an opportunity to look at an Impressionist painting. Up close, the painting looked like globs of paint on a canvas. But from a distance, those very strokes of paint transformed into boats, shadows, and buildings—objects that simply would get mistaken for meaningless swirls of color unless the viewer took the…

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Online Worksheets/Activities

Wanted to share with you all a math site I found the other day that offers a whole collection of free math worksheets on a variety of different math concepts. The worksheets are pretty much just paper drills, but those of you who are trying to assemble your own curriculum using an assortment of different…

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Oh, no! I’m Out of Ideas/Fall Suggestions

Have you ever looked at your child’s math lesson and thought, I have no clue how to teach this. I’m clean out of ideas? If so, you’re not alone. We all face times when we’re simply not sure what to do or how to present something. A few weeks ago, I knew I needed to…

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Going Back to the Source

I had read so many works on math’s history that I thought for sure I had learned all I needed to learn. But as I was trying to finalize a few concepts late last week, I realized that I needed to do more research. I needed to go back and read the original writings of…

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Practical Math Resources

I’ve recently found out about a few practical math resources, and I thought I’d share them with you in case you might find them helpful. 1. http://www.livingmath.net/. This website looked like it had a lot of fun and helpful ideas on integrating math into everyday life. 2. Math on the Level. This new homeschool curriculum,…

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Organizing

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on organization. Now, slowly but surely, I’ve been organizing my office. The first weekend after the workshop, I tackled all my math notes by organizing them into sets. This organization process reminded me of something I wanted to share here with you all.…

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Back-to-School Ideas

I imagine that many of you are pulling out the school books and getting ready to begin “school” again with your children (I put “school” in parenthesis because you’ve really been schooling your children all summer long too—we’re always learning). I thought it might be helpful for you to have a couple fall/back-to-school related ideas…

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Welcome!

It’s my prayer that the reflections and thoughts I share here will encourage you to keep seeking the Lord everywhere–including math. If you have a particular question or thought you’d like to see addressed here, please leave it in a comment. I am always appreciative of ideas :). If you would like to be notified…