Timelines were something I stressed over when we began homeschooling. I looked at the options we could purchase, but couldn’t find something that fit our lifestyle. So, I put up a blank, homemade, timeline. It covered all of history, divided neatly into 100 year segments, a century on a piece of 8.5 by 11 paper. All I did was draw a line in pencil across each piece of paper in the same spot and label the start and end of the line with a year. It turned out that our dining room was perfectly sized to accommodate the entire timeline, taped up, end to end,Read More →

Today’s geometry lesson with Euclid the chicken teaches your child about the concept of ratios. The lesson today is easy and fun and how can it not be, since it features a chicken named Euclid!     Please leave feedback in the comments section. These are lessons I wrote for my own children to use in our little homeschool and I am now preparing them for publication. Feel Free to Share with Your Friends!31Read More →

Today I am sharing the second lesson in the series I am writing called “Geometry with Euclid” which covers Axioms. Today’s lesson teaches your child about Axioms in Geometry. If your child has any trouble doing today’s lesson, please let me know in the comments below and I will try to help you. Feel Free to Share with Your Friends!31Read More →

Today we begin a new math series to complement the Doodles Do Algebra books I released in 2016. There will be more Doodles Do Algebra books in the series that I will publish this year, however my kids and I are working through Geometry now and so I am giving away the worksheets and teacher’s guides for now (until I publish the book) just as I did for the Doodles Do Algebra lessons. The first lesson in Geometry with Euclid is a reading exercise to understand the vocabulary of Geometry. These lessons are written for kids that are slightly older (8th grade and up) soRead More →

When my kids were younger, we used Saxon math in our homeschool. They really did not like the worksheet templates that were provided in the Saxon student workbooks, and so I made a set up for them that we used every day for years. The main difference, besides a few fun pictures, is that there is more room to write and work out the problems. Please use these pages for personal use only. Enjoy, and I hope they help to make Saxon math a fun experience for your children! Feel Free to Share with Your Friends!31Read More →

This is lesson 147 in the Doodles Do Algebra curriculum and helps you to teach your child how to divide radicals. The big issue to look out for when your child does this lesson is that she remembers that dividing one square root by another is the same as dividing the two numbers and then taking the square root of the result.     Answers: 3 (because 81 divided by 9 is 9, and then the square root of 9 is 3.) d (because d-cubed divided by d is d-squared, and the square root of d-squared is d) square root of x (here she alsoRead More →

Today your child learns how to add and subtract second degree radicals. I think that the basic explanation on the worksheet is enough to help your child through the process. But the basic idea is that there are two steps: first to reduce the radicals that you are adding or subtracting to their simplest form, and then second to add like terms. “Like terms” when you are adding or subtracting radicals is just like the “add like terms” you taught your child back when he first began learning algebra and perhaps you would say to him, “one ‘x’ plus two ‘xes’ equal three ‘xes’.” SoundRead More →

I wrote an algebra curriculum for my kids, who love cartoons and fun and challenging activities all at the same time. We call it “Doodles Do Algebra” and I release a lesson a week for download at my math blog (TeachMeBetter.org) so if you are looking for a less-advanced lesson, look there. Then I publish the curriculum in bundles by topic on Amazon as well. For now the curriculum is published as kindle books, DRM-free, but soon I will also publish a hard copy workbook. Here is the lesson for the week: Lesson 139 Today’s lesson teaches your child to change rational quantities to radicalsRead More →