How Parents Could Better Their Methods In Homeschooling High School Math

Homeschooling is a pleasant activity if there is a good accord between the parents and their children. It brings families together and helps parents understand their kids’ attitudes and skills in academics in a better perspective.

As Grades go up, both parents and children come across many academic challenges especially in the realm of Math. High school Math with its Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry concepts would prove incomprehensible many a time. Parents need to focus lots of attention on the courseware and pay heed to the methods that could make their kids learn high school Math with ease.

There are many resources that help parents get over their children’s difficulties in learning Math. Video lessons, tablet programs and online study guides help parents home school their children with efficient methods and measures. The practical examples for solving Math problems from online sources could be a booster for many parents.

Be it Pre Algebra with formulas to solve equations or Geometric angles, choice of curriculum plays a major role in teaching the children at an advanced level. Algebraic concepts and geometric proofs and theorems could tantalize even the well read people. Further, they need to devote lots of time to solve problems and understand the concepts behind them. Also, it is a major transition period proving to be a gateway for college entry through high school curriculum.

Parents need to pace their children’s learning and choose a courseware accordingly. They could skip some topics, jump on to some and get back to the skipped ones later. It is the parent’s perfect understanding of the kids’ attitude towards Math that could make the process of high school Math learning smooth. Some children would struggle with Algebra concepts while some others would be baffled by Geometric properties. It is for the parent to set the right pattern of learning for the kid.

Many online tutorials come handy for parents with personal guidance in high school Math issues. Math tutors online who are experts in the field understand the missing gaps of the homeschooling kids and help them get over the issues in a short span of time.

Many parents would be best in their mathematical outputs but may not be that efficient in explaining the concepts to their kids. Teaching is an art which might overtake them at an advanced level of homeschooling their kids. Online Math tutoring helps them lots in such a situation with tutors rendering exclusive help for the struggles of the students in doing high school Math topics and for their preparing for tests and exams.

If students get expert guidance from online Math tutors further to their parents’ teaching, their efforts would prove awesome. The one to one sessions, whiteboard interactions, practice sheets, multimedia lessons and tips and shortcuts for solving problems through online tutoring make things easy for them and help them enjoy their home learning at its best.

A Parent’s Guide to Homeschooling by Tamra B Orr

Did you know that one third of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Federation, and the Constitution of the United States had no more than a few months of schooling under their belts? Isn’t that truly an awesome fact when you really sit down and think about that? Do you recognize any of these other homeschoolers? Perhaps you know these names.- Beatrix Potter, Alexander Graham Bell, Orville and Wilber Wright, Mozart, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Hans Christian Anderson, C.S. Lewis, or how about Leann Rimes herself, and the list goes on. As Mark Twain once said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Isn’t that an awesome statement?! Does YOUR schooling interfere with the things you really want and need to learn to get along in life?

This book covers a multitude of questions, answers, and numerous statistics. Subjects such as: How Did Homechooling Begin and Where is it going? Is Homeschooling the Right Choice for Your Family? One of the sections that I have enjoyed about this book is the section called “In the Trenches.” Throughout the book are small sections where homeschooling families tell us of their own personal homeschool stories, and each family offers advice and encouragement to others along the same path that they have been on. Those selections alone are worth reading.

Homeschooling can truly be as awesome and profound of an education as you choose to make it! Ask yourself this one question…Do you want to ‘always’ be learning something new? Or do you just want to be able to learn enough to ‘get you by?’ YOU have to choose? It’s entirely up to you!

Answers to Questions Parents Most Often Ask – HOMESCHOOLING by Deborah McIntire & Robert Windham

Deborah McIntire has over eighteen years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She has spent many years working with home-school parents as an administrator, consultant and supervising teacher.

Robert Windham has a B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in counseling. He has taught in the parochial and public school systems and has served as a private school director. He is also a supervising teacher and has worked closely with home-schooling parents over the years. Together, these two authors have worked with over 500 home-schooled children and their parents in the role of supervising teachers.

Over the years they have noticed a commonality of questions and concerns affecting home-schooling families. They wrote this book in hopes of addressing some of these concerns.

Have you ever asked yourself, or been asked by someone else, “How do I know if my child is learning? What factors should I consider if my child isn’t reading as well as other children? How well do children adjust to the transition from a home-school setting to a traditional school setting? What types of common learning difficulties might my child encounter? How do I match my instructional approach to the required curriculum? AND, how do I balance the demands of home schooling with the rest of my life?” Well these two authors have addressed these issues and offered suggestions and help for many others. Covered here are also the legal requirements, organizational tools, evaluation procedures, and ready-to-use reproducibles.

One appealing section in this book is the scope-and-sequence charts. Many parents often have doubts as to what exactly their children need to know at each grade level. In this book you will find a broad overview of the basic concepts generally suggested or required for grades K-8 in language arts, math, social studies, and science.

As their closing remarks they say, “Home educating your children is indeed a unique privilege – one that allows you to not only impart academic knowledge but wisdom and values. Day by day as you teach math, English, and geography, you also shape attitudes, reinforce beliefs, and provide a safe haven in which your children can grow, question, and explore. We strongly believe that your investment in this educational process will provide lifelong dividends for you and your children, which will strengthen the family as well as the community at large. Our best wishes to you and your family in all your educational endeavors.”