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Improper Fractions and Kitchen Counters: A Real-Life Math Story

The following are actual events that occurred on December 30, 2022, at 3:22 pm. Let’s Set the Scene.  My son, Justin is sitting at the…

Here’s how to Close the Math Gaps…starting today!

I get asked all the time,  “How do I close math gaps?” The answer is you’ve got to work on it a little at a…

Is Saxon Math Being Discontinued?

01-24-23 An update can be found at the end at this post. Is Saxon Math being discontinued? You might have heard this rumor rolling around…

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…

Show Me Your Pi!

Monday, March 14th is Pi Day and I wanna do a thing. I want to teach our kids what Pi actually means. Pi (π)…you know…

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…

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…