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An Interview with Stephen Hake, co-author of Saxon Math

I am absolutely thrilled to share with you an amazing video interview I had with Stephen Hake, the co-author of Saxon Math! We dug into…

Congratulations to the Summer Math-A-Palooza “Lunch with Nicole Giveaway Winners”

It’s time to say goodbye to the first Nicole’s Summer Math-A-Palooza. Whether you participated in one week or eleven weeks or you’ve learned addition math…

Let the Math-a-Palooza Begin

Welcome to Week 1 of Nicole’s Summer Math-a-Palooza! In my last blog, I told you all about my Math-a-Palooza. If you’d like to read up…

Summer, Math, and Fun Can Coexist!

Summer break is just around the corner, and we know that many of you are looking forward to some much-needed relaxation and fun in the…

Announcement on the Future of Saxon Math!

Hey everyone!  For the past few years, there have been rumors swirling around about the future of the Saxon Math curriculum. We promised to keep…

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…

Putting an End to the Controversy: Should Students Be Required to Show Their Work in Math?

Today, we’ll be diving into a topic that sparks debate amongst students and parents alike:  should students have to show their work when solving math…

Show Me Your Pi!

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 that…

33 Reasons Why You Need Math

It’s already FEBRUARY, y’all. I don’t know about you, but in the new year, I start to freak out a little. We’re already halfway through…

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?

05-18-23 An update can be found at the end at this post. Is Saxon Math being discontinued? You might have heard this rumor rolling around…

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…