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Sat, 23 Sep 2023 23:18:45 -0700Joomla! - Open Source Content Managementen-gb9 Ways to Get Homeschool High School Math Done
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/9-ways-to-get-math-doneWhen you get into the upper grades for math, it can seem to take FOREVER to get a math lesson done. In fact, sometimes it's so overwhelming it's even ...]]>HS Math/ScienceThu, 21 Oct 2021 07:29:25 -0700Frustrated with High School Math?
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/frustrated-with-high-school-mathLet's talk about frustration with high school math. As a home educator, you have the power to make things better. You can decide on the methods a...]]>HS Math/ScienceTue, 11 May 2021 12:08:52 -0700Simple Science for Homeschooling High School
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/simple-science-for-homeschooling-high-school"Houston, we have a problem!" Homeschool parents often approach teaching high school science as if being asked to build the space shuttle. But teachin...]]>HS Math/ScienceMon, 01 Jun 2020 09:56:15 -0700Is Apologia Science Rigorous Enough for the College-Bound?
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/is-apologia-science-rigorous-enough-for-the-college-boundAre Apologia science textbooks rigorous enough for college-bound students? Sure, they are popular with homeschoolers, but how GOOD are they as science books? Are Apologia science textbooks fairly rigorous, for college-bound students? I've heard a few conflicting reports...~Jill in SeattleApologia is a very rigorous college prep series. I don't usually recommend specific curriculum, because I know it's all about "fit" more than a textbook. When it comes to science, though, I had such success with the...]]>College PrepWed, 23 Dec 2009 06:54:24 -0800I'm Not Afraid to Teach High School Geology!
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/i-m-not-afraid-to-teach-high-school-geologyHigh school geology and earth science: learn about the rock types, different layers of the atmosphere, throw in some volcanoes and earthquakes…I think...]]>HS Math/ScienceMon, 30 Sep 2019 11:40:22 -0700Top 6 Tips for High School Math
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/top-6-tips-for-high-school-mathDo you get cold sweats just thinking about teaching your teen high school math? Did your last exposure to trigonometry leave you covered in hives? If ...]]>Homeschool MathWed, 17 Jul 2019 10:52:19 -0700Judgement Free Math Tips
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/judgement-free-math-tipsThis is totally a no judgment zone! Let's talk about homeschool math without making you cry. My article High School Math without the Moaning ...]]>HS Math/ScienceTue, 24 Apr 2018 11:17:50 -0700Does Writing for Science Have a Voice?
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/does-writing-for-science-have-a-voiceDoes Writing for Science Have a Voice? I got a question on Facebook about science writing the other day and I wanted to share it with you in case you have the same question. Lee, I've been getting mixed answers and am hoping you can join in. Should high school science papers be written in active or passive voice? Thanks! Here's the short answer - high school science papers aren't necessary! Having said that, "lab reports"...]]>HS Math/ScienceMon, 19 Dec 2016 09:00:09 -0800Math is Important!
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/math-is-importantThe engineering community is very concerned about math. The statistics paint a grim picture. Math is Important! 1. Jobs requiring math are increasing at four times the rate of overall job growth2. American children rank 13th in the world when it comes to basic math skills3. Less than 1/3 of American 8th graders are at least proficient in math4. 93% of American 6th to 8th graders realize they need math skills later in life, but few directly...]]>HS Math/ScienceTue, 13 Jan 2015 17:30:33 -0800The Road to Independent Learning: Homeschool Science
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/the-road-to-independent-learning-homeschool-scienceThe Road to Independent Learning: Homeschool Science Independent learning is a process, and being able to work independently on biology usually comes along early in that process. I've seen children successfully learn biology on their own, my own two sons included. I am happy to share how we did it - just remember that every child and family is unique.We used Apologia Biology. I had a list of assignments that told my children what pages to read...]]>Homeschool ScienceTue, 25 Nov 2014 11:30:31 -0800Is Physics a Required Subject?
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/is-physics-a-required-subjectDo the kids have to have Physics or could they take Advanced Chemistry instead? My daughter doesn't have any desire at all to take Physics and would rather take Advanced Chemistry instead. She is planning on going to college for Pre-Law so I didn't see any problem with that, but wasn't sure what colleges expect. Should I call her top 4 choices for school before getting her book to get her going on it?~ Anita in...]]>Homeschool ScienceWed, 15 Oct 2014 13:00:02 -0700Homeschool Introduction to Engineering Class
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/homeschool-introduction-to-engineering-classHomeschool parents of budding engineers, listen up! Engineering is a LOT of fun, but a future in engineering requires some math and science.My 14 year old will be participating in the First Lego League in which he will 1) Build and program a small robot to accomplish challenges and 2) investigate a research topic then prepare a presentation. Both activities culminate in a competition with other teams at a regional tournament. This is to build science,...]]>Homeschool ScienceTue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:19 -0700Do Homeschoolers Really Need Algebra and Geometry to Graduate?
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/do-homeschoolers-really-need-algebra-and-geometry-to-graduateDear Lee,I am worried about math for my 10th grade son. He has struggled in math for years. Due to some research about dyslexia in my younger son, I stumbled upon something called dyscalculia. I am wondering if my 10th grader has this and how it will affect his chances at getting into a college. My question is, do they really need algebra and geometry to graduate?Thank you for your help,~ Michelle in Oregon Do Homeschoolers...]]>Homeschool MathTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:00:53 -0700Mastery vs. Perfection
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/mastery-vs-perfectionI receive many questions from homeschoolers about math. This one is about mastery vs. perfection when it comes to math. Mastery vs. Perfection Dear Lee,Thank you very much for sharing so much with the rest of us homeschoolers! I have a question regarding carelessness. Using math as an example, my 12 yr. old son is working out of Saxon Algebra 1 currently and is understanding everything very well but gets a few wrong (2-4 on average,...]]>Homeschool MathThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:00:55 -0700Is Saxon Math Good for Teaching Geometry?
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https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog/is-saxon-math-good-for-teaching-geometryI am often asked about a particular homeschool curriculum. Sandy had a great question about Saxon geometry...Lee,We recently watched your Preparing to Homeschool High School videos in our homeschool group. They were great! I have a question about Saxon Math. My 10th grader is taking Advanced Math and has already completed Algebra 1 and 2. Do you have an opinion about Saxon and the way geometry is included? Would you suggest another route? My eighth grader...]]>Homeschool MathTue, 19 Aug 2014 11:00:22 -0700