How to Homeschool Math, Even if you Hate Fractions! is a humorous and lively parent-to-parent chat about the ups and downs of homeschooling math.
This groundbreaking and insightful book outlines a foolproof method, not only to teach your kids math – but to get them to love it too! It is called Full-Contact Math, and any family can do it!
This book also discusses many common issues homeschool familes have with teaching and learning math. You will hear about The Engineer Dad, the Haphazard approach, the Perils of Giftedness!
Robin Padron answers many of the questions homeschool parents have about math: Which curriculum should I use? How much math should my child do each day? How much help should I give my child on math? What level should my child be at for his age? What should he take first: Algebra or Geometry? When should I get a tutor? How on earth can we homeschool Calculus?!
...and most of all: Why does my kid HATE math? ...and how can I change that?
In this sometimes serious, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny book you will learn why whatever curriculum you do choose is just one of many things to consider when homeschooling math. It is what you do with the curriculum that counts!
Robin Padron showcases both her years of experience teaching math and her incisive wit in this terrific book. How do you teach math to your children without the negativity which seems to go hand-in-hand with mathematics instruction in the United States? My own experience as a homeschool parent has been the horrible occasion to overhear my children and almost all of their friends compare mathematics instruction to torture - literally. And I LOVED math as a kid! How can we, as parents and teachers
Robin Padron was raised in London, England until she moved to the United States as a teenager with her family. She attended Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, PA, and in 1987 received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Robin worked on Wall Street for several years after college, but after having children she was an at-home mom for many years. She currently lives in Connecticut with her two teenage sons, whom she homeschools.
Robin teaches math and does private math tutoring for public- and private-school students, as well as for homeschoolers.