Introducing Mr. D Math – HIRL Episode 138

Free homeschool podcast about the Mr. D online math programShould homeschooling parents attempt to teach higher level math around the kitchen table? Most homeschooling parents don’t like to have their teaching abilities challenged. It sounds like the perfect place for the Homeschooling IRL team to dig in and ask tough questions.

Join us as we talk with Dennis DiNoia about his online math program and debate the hard question: “Should homeschooling parents teach higher level math or should they seek outside help.”


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Surviving Teaching Math – MBFLP 157

 

Math is fundamental to so many things, but it causes a lot of worry and distress among homeschool parents who have to teach it. The truth is, most of us won’t need calculus, but most of us use algebra frequently and never even realize it! How can you get over your own hesitation, calm your students’ fears (as well as your own), and see God’s hand in the beautiful order of mathematics? Join us for this episode when we talk about surviving the challenge of teaching math!

 

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Giles Frontier for Roadschoolers

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Listeners will remember the Roadschool Moms trip to the FPEA Homeschool Convention in Orlando, Florida. The traveling duo met up with Holly Giles from The Giles Frontier. Mary Beth and Kimberly’s favorite discovery from the weekend reveals the addition of Blaze New Trails to both of their roadschool plans.

Episode #98 features Holly, the creator of this groundbreaking K-8 family guide. The nature study seamlessly weaves together science, literature, and history.

In the broadcast, she speaks of simplifying your children’s day through nature’s classroom. Her insight shows homeschool moms the way to preserve the instinct for play and curiosity. Her methods build life skills and family relationships. Roadschool Moms agree that Holly Giles will lead a Learning Lifestyle Revival for all ages.

Holly also talks about other fabulous finds from her organic products including The County Fair and Prairie Life, a hands-on unit study using Little House in the Big Woods. She even has a concept for using math as a learning adventure in the Great Outdoors. On another Roadschool Moms favorite episode, find ideas to use these natural learning adventures for Morning Time plans. Watch the Road Trip Teacher crew for a kid’s perspective on these resources.

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 120 podcast replays for roadschool resources and families on the road.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

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A Night in the Life of Fred – A Conversation with Dr. Schmidt

Life of Fred Show ButtonOn this episode, Mary Beth and Kimberly chat with Dr. Stanley Schmidt, creator of Life of Fred.  Whether you are a LOF Family or never heard of it, tune in to hear how Dr. Schmidt came up with the idea for this innovative approach to teaching your children mathematics.

I Love Homeschooling But I Hate Teaching Math – HIRL Episode 31

HIRL-Episode-31And I hate teaching science. And writing. Or . . .

Let’s get real homeschoolers, most of us have at least one subject we don’t enjoy teaching. What? That is difficult to justify when we are the ones in charge of teaching all the subjects.

So what is a homeschooling parent supposed to do when there are core subjects that must be covered but there is no motivation by mom or dad to get that subject done every week or they feel unqualified to teach it?

On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, Fletch and Kendra discuss the reality of teaching multiple subjects to multiple grade levels, resources for getting some help. Join them as they encourage their listeners to think a little bit outside of the proverbial box.

Episode Timeline
5:28 Studio Discussion Part 1 (Sponsored by Compass Classroom) – Sharing our strengths and weaknesses
14:00 Studio Discussion Part 2 (Sponsored by Grapevine Studies) – Staying a step ahead
20:47 Studio Discussion Part 3 – Practical suggestions from Fletch and Kendra
30:14 Listener questions – Fletch’s tie-dye wardrobe and parenting with grace.
35:18 Advent Resources/Interview with Amanda White from Truth in the Tinsel


 

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HomeschoolingIRL Episode 31 – I Love Homeschooling, But…I Hate Teaching Math

Join Fletch and Kendra as they continue in their series called “I Love Homeschooling, But…” as they discuss the topic of hating to teach math!

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