Often people start learning to program by learning a programming language. With this approach, though the important thinking in creating a program can get lost in the syntax of the computer language you are trying to learn. I realized this for myslef when … [Read more...]

## Learn Place Value by Playing War

Learning place value can sometimes be a challenge for young math students. This is because they are moving from a concrete counting system of objects that they can manipulate or can imagine manipulating to a counting system that is bigger than their … [Read more...]

## Thoughts on Miquon, Mental Math, and Math Facts

For the elementary years in our homeschool we use an math program called Miquon which is a Montessori based curriculum. We like Miquon because it builds a good foundation of mathematical concepts, strengthens skills of pattern recognition, and encourages … [Read more...]