
Elementary Geometry. (How to make it fun!) 
Colleen Cadieux 
Many adults shudder at the thought of their geometry education; theorems, proofs, and endless problems to work. Yet, geometry doesn't have to be a bore. There are so many ways to make it fun and applicable to real life. The possibilities are endless for elementary geometry lessons that students will not only learn from but will also get excited about! 




High school geometry: why is it so difficult? 
Homeschoolmath.net 
It is not any secret that high school geometry with its formal (twocolumn) proofs is considered hard and very detached from practical life. Many teachers in public school have tried different teaching methods and programs to make students understand this formal geometry, sometimes with success and sometimes not. Of course it is even more difficult for a homeschooling parent. This article explores the reasons why a typical geometry course in high school is so difficult for many students, and what a teacher could do to help the situation. 



Homeschool Math Blog 
Maria Miller 
Math teaching ideas, links, worksheets, reviews, articles, news, Math Mammoth, and moreanything that helps you to teach math. 



How to help students understand high school geometry? 
Homeschoolmath.net 
To better help kids learn geometry, we need to include more justifications, informal proofs, and "why" questions during elementary and middle school. In general, students need to think, reason, analyze, and use their brain in various school subjects (not just math). 



Let's Play Math! 
This wonderful blog is written by a homeschooling mother who wants to make learning math fun. It is a place where you can learn about new ways of learning, teaching, and understanding math. Math is a game, playing with ideas. This blog is about the ongoing adventure of learning, teaching, and playing around with mathematics from preschool to precalculus. 



Teaching Geometry with High Engagement 
Classroom Caboodle 
Elementary geometry is very visual, but you can teach it physically as well. Teaching with multiple modalities whenever possible makes information stick much better in the minds of children. 




ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowlege Spaces) 
ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) can provide you with the instruction and support you need to homeschool your children in mathematics for grades 312. ALEKS is accessible from virtually any computer with Internet access, making it a flexible and mobile educational solution for your children.
ALEKS is a ResearchBased Online Math Program:

Complete Curriculum Solution for Math with Access to Full Course Library
 No Textbook Required

Artificial Intelligence Targets Gaps in Student Knowledge
 Assessment and Individualized Learning for Grades 312

Master Account  Monitor and Direct Learning Progress

Unlimited Online Access  PC & Mac Compatible




Chalk Dust Company 
Chalk Dust Company offers mathematics instruction on videotape to homeschooled students and a variety of other users. Textbooks used in Chalk Dust programs are published by Houghton Mifflin Company and most are authored by Ron Larson. Offers solutions guides and personal help when needed via telephone or the internet, providing a comprehensive and effective distancelearning environment. 




Jump Math 
JUMP Math is a numeracy program. JUMP Math is dedicated to enhancing the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. JUMP Math replaces the selffulfilling myth that some people are born with mathematical ability while others do not have the ability to succeed with assumptions that all children can be led to think mathematically.
They offer educators, tutors and parents complete and balanced materials as well as training to help them reach all students.
JUMP Math draws on the latest cognitive science research to build upon the best aspects of math programs from around the world to provide a unique combination of depth, careful scaffolding, continuous assessment and a variety of innovative instructional approaches. Many parents in Canada and the United States use JUMP Math to homeschool their children.
In a homeschool, JUMP Math works by helping adults lead children through a tailored process of microteaching, guided discovery and practice that gradually extends student understanding.
JUMP Math has found that children learn better when they feel admired and are confident they will not be allowed to fail. Teachers therefore communicate their belief that all students can learn, and reinforce this belief with frequent and specific encouragement. This creates a positive learning environment, which in turn leads to more academically focused behaviour. 



Key to...Workbooks 
Give your students the keys to mathskill mastery! These selfpaced, selfguided workbooks—covering topics from fractions and decimals to algebra and geometry—motivate students and build their confidence with bitesize, easytofollow lessons. With Key to…® workbooks, you can customize curriculum for individual learners. Included in the series are: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Measurement, Metric Measurement, Algebra, and Geometry. 



Khan Academy 
Khan Academy is a completely free educational resource site. Students can make use of their extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer. 



Math Essentials 
This math program provides a math instruction system that gives students the best math preparation possible. There are workbooks and free online video lessons. 



Math Relief 
Learn algebra by watching and completing lessons on videotape. Leonard Firebaugh guides students through all levels of algebra in these academicallyoriented tapes. They teach algebra clearly and effectively to students at home or school, and are easily adapted to any educational setting. The tapes are divided into three phases, or levels, of instruction, constituting one full year of coursework. Math Relief offers video programs in Algebra I, Algebra II, PreAlgebra, and Geometry. Courses are designed for junior high to high school levels. 



MathUSee 
MathUSee is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction. The MathUSee system is structured with stepbystep procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches using multisensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner. With these resources, they are able to adapt to a variety of homeschool styles.




MEP  Mathematics Enhancement Programme 
This is a free math curriculum from Great Britain. MEP is a workbookbased, spiral curriculum that emphasizes concepts and logical thinking. It encourages creative thinking and unique approaches to mathematical computation. 



Singapore Math 
Singapore Math books are clear, logical, and sequential. There is a strong focus on mental math. Word problems and geometry are integrated throughtout the series. Singapore Math® books are a popular choice of homeschool families and for parents looking for math activity books to support what their child is learning in school. There are also titles to help home educators understand the foundations of Singapore Math® methodology, giving you tools to help your student be successful and have fun.They offer math texts from preK to 12th grades. This series challenges children to think through and understand mathematical concepts instead of simply memorizing facts and algorithms. One of the benefits of using this program is its affordability. The textbooks are inexpensive and are reusable. The consumable workbooks are priced so that even families with multiple children using this program will find it affordable.




Sonlight Math Curricula 
Teach confidently with Sonlight's handpicked math resources — the programs are the best on the market for elementary math to Calculus.
Every math curriculum has potential strengths and weaknesses, so you'll find included information to help you find the best fit for your students.
They offer several math programs for the elementary grades. Young children benefit from an enriched environment in which they see math being used in different ways and in which they approach problems from different directions. 



Teaching Textbooks 
Teaching Textbooks were designed specifically for independent learners. They offer more teaching/explanation than any other product on the market. 



VideoText Interactive 
VideoText offers complete courses in algebra and geometry using new, interactive, videobased strategies. Students love the brief lessons and the clear explanations of the concepts. 




Models of 3D Solids 
These printable 3D models are easy to use. They are pdf files that can be printed out to construct prisms, pyramids, platonic solids, polyhedra, and more. 






