Our main math curriculum is Beast Academy, and these posts also discuss other great resources and methods we've found.
Beast Academy Math
Our math curriculum, Beast Academy [https://beastacademy.com/], is an unusual one: it's comic books. It’s a strong curriculum, but not likely a great fit for many kids, so I can’t give it a blanket “use this!” recommendation. (For a more general math curriculum recommendation, take a look
Helping your kid learn new skills (even really tricky ones)
Trying new things is uncomfortable. Trying new things and being terrible at them is really uncomfortable. Trying new things and being terrible at them, while someone is watching you, is excruciating. One of the best strategies I have for supporting Wanda in these moments is our forest path analogy. It
Math for Smarty Pants
Book recommendation, this one comes from my dear friend Shona Spitfire! It’s Math for Smarty Pants, by Marilyn Burns. Shona is a longtime school teacher, she used it for many years with her fourth graders. It has the philosophy that everyone is a smarty pants, they just may not
Mindset Mathematics, and What's the Point of Math?
I’ve recently purchased two math books that I’m really happy with, so I’m sharing them with you: Mindset Mathematics and What's the Point of Math? I haven’t changed Wanda’s math curriculum—that’s still Beast Academy, and I still love it. These are some extra
Rubber ducking, and Tom the Dog
I introduced Wanda to the old programming trick of “rubber duck debugging [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging].” In short, when you’re stuck on something that’s just not working, you try explaining it to a rubber duck. By talking it through step-by-step, you see it with