Cornerstone of Math

Cornerstone of Math with the Brain Coach, Dr. Jan BedellIs your child struggling with math? Do you have a gifted child that needs to secure a good math foundation that will let them soar? Is your 5, 9 or 15 year old having trouble remembering their math facts? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, this is the podcast for you!

Dr. Jan will lead you through the foundation and cornerstone of math.

Foundation:
1. Rote counting – Counting CD
2. Understanding quantity – first count accurately, then be able to look at fingers, pictures on a page, and dice and be able to recognize the quantity
3. Counting from any random number to a specific number
4. Skip Counting
5. Concept of math operations:
a. What is addition, subtraction, multiplication or division?
b. Progression through the different aspects of each operation, i.e. multi-digit addition all the way through 2 and 3 digit division. This progression is made available through Visual Circle Math
(downloadable & printed copy), a way to advance quickly through understanding of concepts if a child is advanced in math. Great also for remediation if a child is struggling with math as
they can go at their own pace. Also available in: Visual Circle Math (download only)

6. Word problems – holding pieces together long enough to figure out what is important information requires good auditory processing.

 

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Cornerstone:
Math Facts – Rapid Recall System be sure to choose the operation you want (addition, subtraction, etc. or get all four operations at a major discount).
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Wrap Up a Successful Roadschool Year

 

Wrapping up a roadschool year is a snap with these tips from the Roadschool Moms team. Episode #139 comes to you live from the the State of Washington as well as southern Indiana. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  recaps her roadschool week from the Evergreen State. From across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher looks back on their roadschool week in the Hoosier State.

Listeners hear a few words from the Season 10 series sponsor,  Time4Learning. The comprehensive K-12 online curriculum is a favorite from the Roadschool Moms Approved resources. Both KT and MB use T4L in their own rolling homeschools. The coupon code “roadschooler” is shared for those who want to test drive a trial run of the online resource.

This special season ending episode takes a look back at the 12-episode journey to plan a successful roadschool year.

Summer Sun & Roadschool Fun: Sunglasses are on and homeschool calendars out for this episode. Listen to seven sweet suggestions for planning summer learning adventures.
Vision for a Successful Roadschool Year: Roadschool Mom Mary Jane Williams joins MB to talk about having a VISION for your homeschool plans. MB reminds listeners that “Comparison is a thief” and every family’s goals are different. Listen to the seven questions to ask yourself when formulating a homeschool vision.
Choosing Roadschool Curriculum:  KT and MB take apart their roadschool tool box and talk about the different ways to build a roadschool curriculum.
Record Keeping Made Easy:  Dave from Homeschool Tracker joins this special episode with all the expert advice on keeping track of your homeschool records. KT reminds listeners  “The best system is the one you will use!”
 
Roadschool Moms at FPEA:  The RSM team broadcasts live from the FPEA Convention in Orlando, Florida, from the beautiful Gaylord Palms Hotel. Special guest, Andrew Pudewa joins the show with rich and useful information needed to train your homeschoolers up to be effective writers.
Morning Time by Nature:  A favorite past guest, Holly Giles from The Giles Frontier, joins the show to share insight on using Morning Time for the next roadschool year. The homeschooling trio share their tips and advice on using nature for easy Morning Time plans.
Independent Learners by Nature or by Design:  A podcast filled with specific examples for training your kids to be independent learners by looking at the characteristics in your kiddos:  self-motivation, curiosity, persistence, critical thinking, responsibility.
Growing Successful Readers: Stephanie Simpson, a teamleader for Usborne Books joins the Roadschool Moms team to share top tips for growing successful readers in your rolling homeschool. Lots of great information is broken down into nuggets for emerging readers as well as early, fluent & expert readers.
Experience America the Beautiful:  American history & geography are front & center for this episode.  An up close interview with Charlene Notgrass, the creator of the fabulous curriculum, is the feature for this week. Textbook, maps, timelines, and lesson plans! It’s U.S. History for your middle or high schoolers – Ready, set, go!
National Holidays as Roadschool Opportunities:  An episode that reflects on how to use your surroundings, the time of year, and national holidays to feed your roadschoolers fresh, new information. Take out the calendar, there’s never a shortage of ways to celebrate the day.
Building a Strong Math Foundation:  Dennis “Mr D!” DiNola has all the facts about math. He reminds listeners to keep kids learning the math language.  His best message is “doing math can be like eating vegetables, you might not necessarily like it but you CAN learn to appreciate it.”
Hands-on Science:  Luke Gilkerson, Intoxicated on Life, shares information about his Experience Astronomy curriculum. Luke shares his best advice “to teach roadschoolers how to think” by the process of observing, testing hypothesis, finding a conclusion. He encourages roadschool moms everywhere that science is all around us and is easy to work into a roadschool schedule.
Icing Your Roadschool Cake:  Tricia Hodges gives great tips on letting your roadschoolers be creative. Chalk pastel art projects are so easy and fun to use anywhere, anytime. This episode reveals three things you can easily access to get started today.
The Roadschool Moms breaks down seven steps to wrap up a successful roadschool year:
  1. Celebrate the year
  2. Review accomplishments
  3. Create a portfolio
  4. Analyze interests
  5. Plan summer learning adventures
  6. Record transcripts
  7. Honor family traditions
“That’s a WRAP”

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 130 podcast replays.

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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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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