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Getting Started with Saxon Math: 5 Steps to Help You Make a Confident Decision

Choosing a homeschool curriculum can be hard. Everyone has an opinion on what’s best, and not only do you have to make the decision on…

Why Do Math? 5 Answers to Give Your Kids (That Will Actually Satisfy Them)

“Mommmmm, why do I have to do math? I don’t understand! When am I EVER going to use this???”  If you’ve ever heard your kid…

Grading Math: 4 Thoughts on Re-tries In Math

Why do we grade? It can be a complicated answer, but it boils down to the fact that checking work and grading can help us…

Take a Break! 5 Benefits of Study Breaks that Your Child Needs

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  It sounds quaint–but it’s true! Staying focused for long…

Join the Corny Brain Break Crew | Nicole the Math Lady

A little birdie told me that the Corny Brain Breaks are your favorite part of the site.  (Don’t worry, I’m not taking it personally.  I…

5 Lifetime Benefits to Doing the Saxon Math Meeting | Nicole the Math Lady

“Nicole, do I have to do the Saxon Math Meeting? It takes up so much time and it’s the same thing every day.” If you’re…

Online Grading: 6 Ways to Connect Powerfully with Your Child

Do you find yourself dreading grading math? Hating that you have to discuss missed problems with your child? If so, you’re not alone. But I…

Confidence in Math! 3 Ways to Measure Progress

Confidence in Math…for Everyone! “…My daughter knows Saxon math is not my strong suit and so says “See? I can’t do it, like you.” And so…

Saxon Math Challenge: The Unseen Benefits

The Saxon Math Challenge Your Kids Need Right Now. Does your child shy away from the challenge of Saxon Math? Here’s why we need to…

Consistency in Math: 3 Proven Ways to Motivate Kids for It

“Part of Courage is Simple Consistency.” –Peggy Noonan Do you ever feel like something in your homeschooling isn’t working for you or your kids? Do…

Using Calculators with Saxon: 5 Things You Should Consider

Calculators: To Use or Not to Use? That is the question. The question that causes homeschooling parents and their teenage students grief. Probably way too…

Spiral vs Mastery: The 1 Essential Difference You Need to Know

Spiral vs Mastery.  Saxon Math vs Horizons vs Singapore vs Math-U-See… And so many more! If you have homeschooled or even considered it you’ve probably…

Stop Homeschool Mom Guilt: 4 Tips for When Your Child Struggles

“Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.” –Anonymous If you’ve been a parent for more than 5 minutes,…

Math Anxiety: 4 Steps to Conquering Fear

THE PROBLEM WITH MATH ANXIETY It can happen in what feels like an instant. Your happy, confident kid suddenly doesn’t want to do something they…

Summer Math: 9 Steps to Fun Learning!

Have you ever gotten to the end of the school year and thought? “Now, what do we do all summer?” Sure, there’s swimming and vacation.…