A few weeks ago, I visited a local historic home with my aunt, uncle, and cousins. Something I saw there sparked a little research and has resulted in this post : ). The chandelier hanging in the hall of the historic house was much too high to light easily using a ladder. But men had…

# Category: Practical Ideas

## Money Fun

A recent trip reminded me of one practical way math serves as a useful tool–money conversion. On our trip, we saw prices listed in dollars, pounds, euros, forrents, and marks–and needed to use some quick math to figure out how much we were really spending : ). We employed addition, subtraction, division, and round/estimating at…

## The Golden Ratio – The Creator’s Mark Throughout His Creation

Updated 11/13/15 Some time ago, someone wrote and suggested I write something on the golden ratio. I hope to finally post something on the topic today (this post has been in progress now for QUITE some time). The “golden ratio” is a special name given to describe a ratio that seems to relate indirectly or…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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,…

## 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.…

## 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…