Cornerstone Curriculum, publishers of the Making Math Meaningful curriculum series, is offering a rough draft of the first several hundred pages of their geometry course for free online. Based on a quick look at the course, it seemed to present geometry as a useful tool. I have looked at some of the author’s other resources…

# Category: Helpful Math Resources

## Math and Gardening

Spring has arrived! The azaleas are in full bloom, reminding me it’s time to head outside and do some planting. While working in the garden, you have a wonderful opportunity to have your child apply those math concepts he’s been learning! Graphing, multiplication, addition, measurement, area, perimeter–these and other concepts prove helpful in the garden.…

## Math While Traveling

Traveling…and math? Most of us don’t couple the two in our minds, yet a lot of math goes into getting from one place to another. Here are just a few examples, along with some links to resources you can use with your children. Math is used to help design airplanes, to find a plane’s capacity,…

## Algebra and Statistics Resources

While browsing the Internet today, I came across some fascinating videos that connected upper-level math concepts with real-life applications in an engaging, easy-to-understand way. The videos explore such varied examples as making fireworks and oil production–along with MUCH more! The series are secular series, and I do not agree with some of the examples chosen…

## Bridge-Building Resources (All Grades)

In my previous post on shapes, we briefly talked about how learning shapes doesn’t have to be confined to a textbook–how shapes help us understand and appreciate the shapes God placed around us. Understanding how shapes respond to pressure–as well as lots of other math concepts–plays an important role in building bridges. Here are two…

## Resource Week – Free Practical Math Lessons

It’s resource week! SCORE Mathematics Lessons – Check this site for some free, practical lesson ideas for grades K-12. Many of these lessons offer ideas on how to have children apply math for a specific real-life project, such as planning a trip or buying a car. Although written for a classroom setting, most of the…

## The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio – A Wonder of God’s Creation Above is a link to a blog post one of the members of our church posted a few months back–I’m excited to be able to share it with you, as it does such a wonderful job sharing with pictures and text about this fascinating ratio. It…

## Free Digitized 1800 and 1900 Math Books

Several months ago, I felt like I’d hit a goldmine when I first discovered Google has digitized and made available for FREE numerous math books from the 1800s and 1900s, including some of my favorite ones I’d found in old collections. Written back before math was viewed as an intellectual pursuit, many of these old…

## Math Articles and Tips

A few weeks ago, someone shared a link to www.mathworksheetscenter.com in a comment and I wanted to pass it along to you all, as some of the free articles there looked quite helpful. The articles are located at http://www.mathworksheetscenter.com/mathtips. I especially liked many of the high school articles, as they gave some practical ideas on…

## New Math Curricula Reviews

I recently reviewed two math resources—Professor B’s Power Mathematics and Maximum Math, and reorganized my math review page to hopefully make it a bit more user friendly. I always hesitate when posting a review because not every resource or curricula works for every person. We all have different learning styles and specific needs. So please…