# Living Math

## Charlotte Mason Series #5 – Living Math

Welcome to day 5 of the 10 Days of Homeschooling blog hop!  We’re halfway through this awesome event, and I hope you’ve gleaned as much as I have from all the wonderful ladies taking part!  You can find the previous posts in my Charlotte Mason homeschooling series here. This post contains affiliate links . What is…

## Hands-on Geometry

I continue to be impressed by the materials Prufrock Press sends me for review.  Believe me, if I didn’t like something, I wouldn’t post about it!  And if I don’t actually use it in my homeschool, I won’t post about it either! Hands-On Geometry is a book we used in our school once a week…

## Valentine Fun

Today is bittersweet for us.  As you’ll see below, the boys and I have been having lots of fun celebrating Valentine’s Day.  However, today is Mahayla’s 13th birthday and she’s sick.  She and I were supposed to be going to CIY Believe together later this afternoon with the Jr. High youth group, too.  Oh well,…

## Math and Science – Bridges

Our “math break” continues to bring lively and rich lessons!  One of the projects from Hardhatting in a Geo-World concerned bridge construction.  We had to make six different bridges and test their strength. After completing the activity and filling in the chart provided, I had the kiddos show their findings with homemade graphs. The book…

## Hardhatting in a Geo-World

We are having SO much fun with this book!  A little break from the regular math schedule has turned out to include such exciting math and science that my kids are actually asking to do more.  🙂 Here are some photos from one of this week’s investigations…. Cylinder structures – Using various sized cardboard tubes…

## Living Math – Graphs Galore

October/November = lots of falling leaves and lots of candy.  What better to do with both of those things?  Math, of course! Whether you have extra M&M’s, Skittles, Smarties, Runts, or just a big bunch of assorted candy bars, take a few minutes to turn those sweets into more than cavities.  Even little bitty ones…

## Nature Study – Leaves

(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website, Shining Dawn Books.) It was COLD in Central KY yesterday The nature walk part of our nature study was rather short – just a quick trip down to the creek bed to collect a variety of leaves.  But once we got home – the…

## Autumn Living Math

Remember Mathwire?  Boy, do they have some goodies for the fall season!  Below are some of the activities we’ve done so far. Scarecrow Measurement Man Candy Corn Triangular Number Pattern Insect and Spider Problem Solving And these are on our to-do list…. ~Area and Perimeter of Leaves ~Coordinate Graph Jack-o-lantern Go have some fun with…

## Kids and Money

Teaching Biblical Stewardship and Allowances This topic can go so many different ways based on the preferences of parents.  I’m offering just a brief overview of how we handle kids and money in our house.  I’d love to hear some of your ideas and thoughts about raising money-wise, generous children. God tells us to…

## President’s Day Math

I just wanted to share what a hit this math activity was last week. Using the information sheets that the website provides, the kids had to fill out a chart to show how many presidents have come from which states.  Then, they used graph paper to create a bar graph to show the information from the chart.  Fun…

## Living Math – Winter Fun

After the last couple of living math posts, I promised to share some of our non-textbook lessons.  Here are some of the fun things we’ve been doing/have planned to do this winter on our living math days.  My hope is to encourage you that…. 1.) Living math really is thoughtful, meaningful math. 2.) Living math isn’t hard to…

## Living Math

(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website, Shining Dawn Books.) I hated math when I wad a kid. Hated it.  It didn’t make much sense to me, I had a hard time memorizing facts, and my teacher’s didn’t spend much time helping me to understand. I remember my poor dad spending…