5 Math and Logic Resources We Love

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Math & Logic Resources We Love

Welcome to week 2 of the Virtual Curriculum Fair, hosted by Susan and Laura! This week I’m sharing our favorite math and logic resources. This is a fun week. I was not a “mathy” kid myself, but I do enjoy finding the appropriate math and logic resources for my kids. So let’s get started! I’m going to share the core components of our math curriculum as well as some logic resources we love. Plus, no list of resources would be complete without some living books to round out our studies!

Teaching Textbooks

If you look enough, you will find some pretty mixed reviews out there for Teaching Textbooks. I had concerns for awhile that it would not be thorough or rigorous enough.  However, I have been able to cast those concerns aside for two reasons.

1) My 2nd grade son LOVES Teaching Textbooks, and that is a huge plus in my book. One always learns more when engaged in the subject matter.

2) We make TT work for us. I am engaged in what he is doing on a weekly basis. When I see an area that would benefit from supplementation, we throw some extras in. Whether it be a living book on angles, or a worksheet from the Key To series. We mix things up to keep math lively.

*I should note that we do use TT a couple of grades ahead. However, my son is very math oriented! Still, I think it is not unusual to use this program a grade ahead.

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CLE Math

My daughter used Teaching Textbooks for her 3rd grade year, but this year we are trying something new. She wanted more of a workbook approach. I resisted since I enjoyed having my two oldest in the same program. But, I am glad I finally relented. After some research and a dabble in another program we finally settled on CLE.  She is now enjoying math again. Once again, tailoring subjects to the child wins! The only thing that presented a challenge is that CLE is a bit more advanced. I ended up bumping her back about 1/2 a year so that I could make sure she covered everything she would need to know. This  bothered me at first, but it really shouldn’t! She is flying through her work and I know we’ll be back on track in no time. My plan is to keep her in CLE for a few years and then possibly switch back to TT. But we’ll see;-)

Critical Thinking

I have long been an admirer of Critical Thinking Company materials! It used to be a love from afar kind if thing. I would admire their products at conventions, but I never quite figured out where we would squeeze in the time for just “one more thing”. Last year, I decided to take the plunge and try out some of their materials. Largely because I knew my mathy 8-year-old would eat them up! I was right. We are using and loving Math Analogies right now. We only do a few pages a week so there is not a huge time investment, but it is a great opportunity to practice reasoning skills. We also pull out Dr. DooRiddles from time to time, which the kiddos think is great fun! Next on my list to try? Mind Benders!

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The Key To… Series

As I mentioned above, this series is one of our favorite math supplements. We are using Key to Fractions when the subject matter coincides with Teaching Textbooks. I plan to continue this series because the kids love it, and I love the extra reinforcment.

Living Math Books

As with all subjects, it is hard to beat living books. Even for a subject like math, there are lots of great books out there! Head on over to Living Math Book List to find some great living math books, nicely organized by category. Our faves? We love the Sir Cumference books by Cindy Neuschwander, as well as other “A Math Adventure” books.

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I have curated most of these favorites, and more, in my Amazon store. Feel free to check that out! If you’d like even more inspiration, you can visit my Pinterest math board!

Follow Becky | Milo & Oats’s board Homeschool Math on Pinterest.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to pay a visit to the other bloggers participating in the Virtual Curriculum Fair. You are sure to find some great ideas!

Learning about Patterns in Our World Through Math and Science by Laura @ Day by Day in Our World

Relaxed Homeschooling: Mathematics in the Early Elementary Years by Brittney @ Mom’s Heart

Using a Bible-Based Math Curriculum by Tauna M @ Proverbial Homemaker

Math, Science and Logic for 2015 by Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses

Playing with Numbers by Sarah @ Delivering Grace

Unschooling Science by Kristen H. @ Sunrise to Sunset

Logically Speaking: Math, Science, and Logic for 7th Grade  by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool

Numbers and Molecules! by Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays

Math and Science in Our Homeschool by Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life

5 Math & Logic Resources We Love by Becky @ Milo & Oats

Giving Your Kids The Right Start With Math by Amy @ One Blessed Mamma

Math in Our Classical / Charlotte Mason Homeschool by Sharra @ The Homeschool Marm

Classical STEM by Lisa @ Golden Grasses

Math, Science and Logic – How do we Tackle Them? by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory

The Physics of Delight-Directed Learning by Susan @ The Every Day of Education

Tackling High School Science by Debra @ Footprints in the Butter

Choosing Math Curriculum for Special Learners by Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity

Math for all ages by Denise @ Fullnest

Middle School Monday – Math With Fred by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break

Learning With Math and Science Resources  by Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road

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