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Mastery vs. Perfection

Mastery vs. Perfection
I 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,...
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Guest — Suzanne (princapecos)
When we used Saxon, we began also using the DIVE CDs. While you may not need that extra help, one thing the DIVE teacher encourage... Read More
Friday, 08 May 2015 12:28
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's a great idea, Suzanne! Kids will find that process more encouraging, and certainly more enlightening! Robin Assistant to Th... Read More
Monday, 11 May 2015 22:45
Guest — Jill Pike
I do have a son in engineering, and college has encouraged him to take the time (on tests, anyway!) to check and recheck answers. ... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 09:09
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Why Mastery is More Important Than Perfection

Why Mastery is More Important Than Perfection
Do you have a perfectionist in the family? Whether it's you, your kids, or both, click on Lee's video below for some ideas to help you stop worrying about being perfect and learn to relax in your homeschool!Are you or your kids perfectionists? Does it make it difficult to have fun and relax in your homeschool? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new...
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Lee Binz
Nobody is perfect except God - good discussion topic with teens. Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:20
Guest — Tina Murrah
So true!! Tina
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:58
Guest — Luke Holzmann
Nicely said. ~Luke
Friday, 23 May 2014 08:13
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Homeschool Grading Do-Overs?

Homeschool Grading Do-Overs?
I am enjoying your transcript e-book and am looking for clarification on recording grades (for the college transcript.)  Can the student really take an exam, or do any other assignment, over again to earn an A/100% even if they scored lower the first time (from bottom of page 58) – (confused with what you did on pg. 57 – sounds as if you didn’t always give them a second chance?Hi Teresa,I'm so glad you are liking...
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When is a Credit More than a Credit?

When is a Credit More than a Credit?
Is it more than a credit if you spend more than an hour a day?Most high school credits are just ONE credit, and it's very unusual to have a class be a higher credit value than that.  If you have a child that is either working slowly or exhibiting great interest in a subject, they can sometimes rack up huge number of hours for each class.  Instead of increasing the credit value, consider using that piece...
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Guest — bj
loved the information. However, I use the time learning as research and development learning class, (took the same class for a ma... Read More
Saturday, 01 October 2011 04:18
Guest — Vanessa S
This is really interesting to me. As I was curious about what our local high school required for graduation I discovered 2 things:... Read More
Friday, 30 September 2011 21:31
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