Old  February 8th, 2007, 7:44pm     #61
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Vocabulary

http://www.naciente.com/reader.htm
Things Useful To The Educated Reader

http://home.earthlink.net/~ruthpett/...list.htm#jump5
Different word of the day links

http://www.southampton.liunet.edu/ac...rse/webesl.htm
Vocabulary Workshop

http://home.earthlink.net/~ruthpett/safari/
Expand your word knowledge while surfing the Web.
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  Old  February 8th, 2007, 7:57pm     #62
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Written Expression

http://www.pinkmonkey.com/coreconcep...ts/writing.htm
A list of research resources arranged by subject.

http://www.nea.org/resources/free-st...ants/free.html
Kids can work on their writing skills by writing to request one of these free educational products.

http://members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay/
Guide to writing a basic essay.

http://www.emtech.net/online_journals.htm
Online Journals, Zines, NEWS, and Newsletters

http://www.rememory.com/
A great site for kids who enjoy telling stories.

http://reading.indiana.edu/
A good program to get your kids thinking about literature.

http://members.tripod.com/~jbrennan/...c/writing.html
Brennan Family Study Center:
Writing, Grammar, and Vocabulary Resources
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  Old  February 8th, 2007, 11:42pm     #63
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Wow, thanks cesare for all the interesting sites.

Redeem Swagbucks for Amazon or prizes!!!
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  Old  February 9th, 2007, 12:24am     #64
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Thanks cesare1920, lots of great sites to check out. This is some great information!

Looks like you've been doing some homework work!
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  Old  February 10th, 2007, 4:03pm     #65
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Thanks for the links. We have had a time with our oldest two and English. They were never really taught how to identify parts of sentences or diagram them while in the public school. We are going to start with the basics in a few weeks and go from their. We have spent a lot of time this year catching them up and filling in major gaps in their education.

By the way, they were in gifted classes in the public school last year. The school spent so much time teach SOL stuff and dealing with discipline problems that they slacked off in other subjects.

Also, we bought a family pass to our local aquarium. We found that if we go on a week day morning that there is hardly anyone there. The volunteers spend a lot of time teaching the girls things. Monday, they got to feed and touch horsecrabs. We plan to buy a pass to a different museum next year.

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  Old  February 10th, 2007, 5:12pm     #66
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I have been working on Math links today so I will start posting them. I figure that it isn't to much more work to post the links I find, it is nice to have for reference
A lot of these I am finding in a book called "Homeschool Your Child for Free". It is from 2000 so about 1/2 the links are not valid anymore.
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Mathematics Mastery

http://www.educationworld.com/math/
Access lesson plans, tools, themes, & curriculum standards for every level of math.

http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossa...ndex_temp.html
Harcourt Animated Math Glossary

http://teacher.scholastic.com/fieldtrp/index.htm#math
Scholastic Internet Field Trips

http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/math.history.html
Mathematics History Projects

http://mathforum.org/
Math forum from Swarthmore College. Tons of great info plus a section called Ask Dr. Math!

http://www.mathgoodies.com/
Interactive math lessons.

http://saxonpublishers.harcourtachie...publishers.htm
Lots of great info including a math placement test, fact sheets, math problems that can be solved online. You can also customize these to your childs level.

http://www.sciam.com/askexpert_directory.cfm
Ask a scientist.

http://www.webmath.com/
Instant answers to basic and advanced math problems.
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Basic Math

http://www.allmath.com/
Features flash cards, metric tools, biographies of mathematicians, & more.

http://www.eduplace.com/math/brain/
Each week new brainteasers appear on this site organized by age of test taker.

http://www.mathstories.com/
More than 4,000 math word problems indexed by grade level.

http://www.schoolhousetech.com/
They have a free software package that helps you create basic math worksheets.

http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/number.sense.html
Collection of lesson plans for California math students.

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/rec...inks_math.shtm
PBS math teacher source
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Pre-Algebra

http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/algebra.functions.html
Collection of early algebra lesson plans for California math students.

http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/algebra.html
Collection of Algebra I lesson plans for California math students.

http://www.funbrain.com/funbrain/math/
Math Baseball- Online math game.

http://www2.ups.edu/community/tofu/lev1f/conframe.htm
Math Concepts Strand Overview

http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/RR/glo...lossaryab.html
Mathematics Glossary - Middle Years

http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/
New Zealand Maths
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Algebra

http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/algebra/
A basic review of algebra.

http://www.algebra-online.com/
Algebra Buster homework solver

http://www.pinkmonkey.com/
Algebra text

http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/algebra2.html
Collection of Algebra II lesson plans for California math students.

http://www.pinkmonkey.com/coreconcep...ts/algebra.htm
Core Concepts

http://www.gcse.com/maths/index.htm
GCSE Maths

http://www.quickmath.com/
QuickMath is an automated service for answering common math problems over the internet.

http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
S.O.S. Mathematics
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Geometry

http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~dwiggins/mainpage.html
Conjectures in Geometry

http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/apps/gallery.html
Gallery of Interactive Geometry

http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/geometry.html
Collection of Geometry lesson plans for California math students.

http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/docs/education/institute91/
Geometry and the Imagination

http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/junkyard/
The Geometry Junkyard

http://math.rice.edu/~pcmi/sphere/
The Geometry of the Sphere

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/rec...ks_math.shtm#4
PBS TeacherSource- Geometry & Shapes
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  Old  February 10th, 2007, 7:09pm     #72
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Neat thread!

A long long time ago, we had talked about the kiddos being homeschooled. Then, we talked about me going back to work when our latest addition turns one. Imagine my surprise when the other night we were talking about schooling and DH is really into the idea of homeschooling again.

Me? I have mixed feelings. After being a career woman for 16 years we had a baby and I became a SAHM, had another baby and now we are expecting our third. I am still a SAHM but in the back of my mind I thought, based on our converstaions, I would be returning to work. I LOVE being a SAHM and never wanted to go back to work. But then I guess I adjusted to the idea b/c I thought I had to work. Now, I am adjusting once again to the notion that I may be home for the next several years or so teaching our children.

I am devouring every website out there trying to get info. I have ordered some books. Our oldest is three and I still have time until her schooling would start. I guess I am already starting to panic. Are we making the right decisions for our children? Do they want to be home all day with Mom learing instead of in a school setting? Do I want to be home all day? CAN I DO THIS? Can I teach my children everything they need to know?

How did you decide to homeschool? Did you ever doubt yourself? Or did you know with all your heart that it was the right thing to do?

I went to public school. Everyone I know went to public school. We have several family members who teach and work within the school systems. Its all I have ever known.

Lastly, I need resources. We live very rural. I dont even know where to begin to find others in my area who homeschool. Is there a national homeschooling group? Or groups by state? Etc...? Are there any books or websites that you would recommend to someone who just isnt 100% on board yet?

How did you decide to homeschool?
We looked at what are son was learning and not learning in school and it was clear, that at lest at this time for us he was better off with my wife homeschooling him. I was in class once a week to help teach math to the younger kids and saw first hand how little they were learning and how little time was being spent with them.

I do not believe that homeschooling is for everyone, child or parent. As a parent you have to be willing to commit the time everyday, be organized and have the patience to deal with your child when they are having problems understanding things. It can also be very rewarding. My wife has told me of times that he didn‘t understand something and she would keep working with him and then she would see the “light come on“ in his face and he suddenly understood and whizzed right through it, It was very rewarding for her.


Did you ever doubt yourself? I never felt like it wasn't the right thing to do, but I did feel very bad about pulling him out of school. It was and still is very sad to think about the day I went in and told the school that he would no longer be going to school their.

We had this picture of how wonderful school was going to be for him and it just wasn't what we had envisioned. He loves to learn new things and is very bright; he taught himself how to read at 4 years old and tested out at 7th grade reading this year and he’s in first grade. We always thought school was going to be great for him. But he was in a multi age class of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders and the younger kids seem to get the least amount of attention.

We now can teach him at his speed. Some days when they are doing something for the first time my wife can take the time to make sure he understands it. Then as he gets better at it they can move faster.

It’s nice because the areas that you think they need more work at you can spend more time working on that and areas that they are more fluent at you can go faster.

Today it was great outside, sunny and warm. My wife made a deal with him that today he could spend more time outside but then tonight they would have to do school.

We also looked at how much time he was actually spending time on subjects at school.
Out of 8 1/2 hours that he was gone (2 hours on a school bus) 3 ˝ to 4 hours were actually spent on learning subjects.


Or did you know with all your heart that it was the right thing to do? Yes
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Trigonometry

http://www.pinkmonkey.com/coreconcep...jects/trig.htm
Core Concepts

http://www.catcode.com/trig/
FAQ about Trigonometry

http://www.ping.be/~ping1339/gonio.htm
Introduction to Trigonometry

http://www.acts.tinet.ie/trigonometry_645.html
A simple online Trig course

forum.swarthmore.edu/workshops/usi/pascal
Pascal's Triangle

http://www.sosmath.com/trig/trig.html
S.O.S. Mathematics

http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/trigonometry.html
Collection of lesson plans for California math students.

http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutor.../trigonom.html
Tutorial from University of Guelph physics department.
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http://www.pinkmonkey.com/coreconcep...jects/calc.htm
Core Concepts

http://www.sosmath.com/calculus/calculus.html
S.O.S. Mathematics

http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/
University of Minnesota Calculus Initiative

http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/
A collection of modules that can be used in the studying or teaching of calculus.

http://web.mit.edu/wwmath/main.html
World Web Math

http://www.calculus.org/
Resources For The Calculus Student

http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/graphics.html
GRAPHICS FOR THE CALCULUS CLASSROOM

http://www.calculus-help.com/
Calculus help
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Statistics

http://mathforum.org/trscavo/statistics.html
Adventures in Statistics

http://it.stlawu.edu/~rlock/datasurf.html
Primarily intended for use by students and teachers in applied statistics courses.

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/stat/stat.html
Here is a list of resources in Data Analysis and Probability including lessons and useful data sets.

http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/prob.and.stat.html
Collection of lesson plans for California math students.

http://www.emtech.net/statistics.htm
educational research plus dozens of resources.
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