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A Heart For All Students: Homeschool Math Planning Activities – Part 2

Homeschool math planning and instruction does not have to be scary or intimidating.

Many children have the notion that they are inherently bad at math. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Tears, meltdowns and any form of resistance to math is your clue that something is going on behind the scenes.

If you notice your child struggling with math, I encourage you to use this behavior to your advantage.

This behavior is information. Your child’s frustration is the symptom of a problem.

Take hold of yor child’s hand, and co-learn with your child. Let your child know that you are in this together.

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Homeschool math planning and instruction does not have to be scary or intimidating.

Many children have the notion that they are inherently bad at math.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Tears, meltdowns and any form of resistance to math is your clue that something is going on behind the scenes.

If you notice your child struggling with math, I encourage you to use this behavior to your advantage.

This behavior is information.  Your child’s frustration is the symptom of a problem.

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Homeschool Math Planning Activities

Homeschool math planning and instruction does not have to be scary or intimidating.

Many children have the notion that they are inherently bad at math. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Children are often pushed along through the system without the solid foundation that they truly need. This makes math extremely stressful.

If your child is resistant to any type of school-related work, this is probably due to a gap somewhere in foundational math skills.

Basic to homeschool math planning is setting a goal to determine what that math gap is.

Don’t attempt to plow through or skip over the basic concepts because you think your child should be further along. By doing this, your child will never get what he’s missing.

Give your child the opportunity to master one concept at a time. Get super focused on that skill and plan for short, powerful bursts of intentional, one-on-one instruction.

Traditional school settings are not always academically efficient.  This is simply because it is a system and has to include multiple non-academic variables in order to function.

Learning is a process that takes time. Start slowly, and continue to build the foundation.

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  •    [00:4] Children Bad At Math
  •    [02:10] Find The Gap
  •    [03:16] Don’t Panic
  •    [04:41] Tool Belt Resources
  •    [06:38] Now Is The Opportunity

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