Monday, 13 January 2014

Math & Logic Resources {Virtual Curriculum Fair}

Welcome to my second post for the 2014 Virtual Curriculum Fair.  Today I'm sharing on Math and Logic, both what we do and some of the curriculum that is available in the homeschool market to help you with Math and Logic in your homeschool.

Math seems to be one of those topics within the homeschool environment that often comes up in conversation and here on the blog I've shared
In our homeschool we are following an eclectic approach this year incorporating a Charlotte Mason approach along with Delight Directed education and Sonlight.  We are working on strengthening Sir N's Math facts this year along with developing logical thinking via games.


For me one of the defining moments of understanding teaching math came after I read the article History and Research on the Teaching of MathI highly recommend you read this article before you make a decision on your math curriculum.

There are many benefits to playing logic (critical thinking) games  among which are the ability to tackle high school math.  With this in mind we will be making playing games a weekly feature to our homeschool this year.


Our Year Ahead

Math

Logic
Math
Scope and Sequence
When looking at changing math programs remember to take  scope and sequence into account.

  • Scope refers to the content.  In other words these are the topics covered(A to Z)
  • Sequence is the order in which the scope is taught (IE the order in which things are covered within the program)
It is important to know this about your math product or you might end up redoing math your child is already familiar with or you might end up skipping a whole lot of important content that your child needs in order to succeed at math.

Resources
Please go to my Math Curriculum page for a full page of links to resources.
Here are a few links to get you started.
Pinterest

On the Net
Logic


On Pinterest

FREE on the WWW


Curriculums
  • Critical Thinking Activities K-3 {Logic}Activities help students develop three important elements of critical thinking in mathematics: recognizing patterns, using visual imagery, and logical reasoning
  • Critical Thinking Activities 4-6Activities help students develop three important elements of critical thinking in mathematics: recognizing patterns, using visual imagery, and logical reasoning
  • Fallacy Detectiveintroduction to 23 logical fallacies and 10 propaganda techniques: what they are, how to spot them, how to avoid them
  • One Minute Answers to Skeptics' Top Forty Questions
  • The Thinking Toolbox Thirty-Five Lessons that Will Build your Reasoning Skills
  • Understanding the TimesThis 18-week curriculum helps you examine how each of the four dominant Western worldviews (Secular/Cosmic Humanism, Marxism/Leninism, Islam, and Biblical Christianity) uniquely interpret reality in different areas of theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, and more. 


Take some time this week to visit some of the other 2014 Virtual Curriculum Fair participants.

Some of these links will not be live until tomorrow due to time zone differences as these bloggers are from across the globe.

What are you using for Math and Logic this school year?  Susan has invited you all to share what you are using and add your link to the linky

Blessings
Chareen


4 comments:

  1. As usual lots here to chew on and research. Thank you!

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    1. I agree Joelle. That's one of the reasons I like this fair. So much great information shared.

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  2. As always, a GREAT resource list! I like your idea of using games- I need to do more of that for my 1st grader to make math more fun. Thanks for sharing!

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