Vocabulary
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Different word of the day links
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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/freest...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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Thanks cesare1920, lots of great sites to check out. This is some great information!
Looks like you've been doing some homework work!  
 

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.  

 

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.  
 

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.  
 

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  
 

PreAlgebra
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  
 

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

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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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 ½ 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  
 

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.  
 

Calculus
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/calcinit/ 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.calculushelp.com/ Calculus help  
 

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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