Why We Love Horizons Math For Our Busy Learners – A Review

Ever since an Alpha Omega representative took time to comment on my post “Horizons Versus Lifepac,” we’ve been sold. It’s a really good fit for my Drama Queen who grasps the math concepts fairly quickly and easily but tires of a math lesson that drags on too long or gets too repetitive. Imagine my surprise (not) when her younger brother turned out to be the exact same way? So here we go on Horizons Math, Round 2! My “math-genius-I-might-be-biased” son and his short attention span work well with the short, colorful sections and the spiraling content. I love it when

Making Math Tactile for My Auditory/Kinesthetic Left-brained Learner (A Math Lesson In Pictures.)

Usually, Drama Queen is pretty good at math. Sometimes.. she doesn’t get it when I explain a new concept (like arranging fractions in order from least to greatest, and how bigger denominators are actually smaller pieces) — because she’s Auditory/Kinesthetic, so just looking at the fractions on the page, it’s not clicking. And because she’s left brained and I’m right brained so sometimes I don’t explain things in a way that makes it click for her. When this happens, we go kinesthetic. Today’s lesson in pictures is brought to you by the power of playdough: The end result: “Ohhhh, I

The Biggest Flash Card Deck – EVER. And mastering math as a right-brain, visual learner.

I KNOW how some of you feel about flash cards.. I can *see* your reason, but I’ve never really *gotten* it. Perhaps.. it’s because flash cards appeal to my learning style. We’ve used flash cards before but they’ve been a tool that we’ve used for a little here and there. I’ve have never been very strict or diligent about them. They’ve been a tool, not a regimen. I’ve been even less strict with verbal recitations. You know, like reciting times tables and such. Perhaps because those DON’T appeal to my learning style at all. (I find it incredibly boring, and