AGE 6-12 Compassion, Cooperation & Peace

Since it has been seen to be necessary to give so much to the child, let us give him a vision of the whole universe. The universe is an imposing reality, and an answer to all questions. We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. This idea helps the mind of the child to become fixed, to stop wandering in an aimless quest for knowledge. He is satisfied, having found the universal centre of himself with all things’. (Montessori 2000)

AGE 3-6 Care of Self, Others, the Environment

  AGE 0-3 Participating in Family Life

Part 1: Math Methodology: Instruction

Needed, a line about one inch wide on the floor of the classroom. A tray close by the line with a variety of objects for the children to walk on the line with. Demonstrate first with just walking on the line, heel to toe and heads held up with hands at your side. Children can then carry a bell, a cup with water, a spoon with a ball or marble on it, a bean bag on their head, etc.

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In step 2 of the Sewing exercises, children continue with up and down movements using a piece of fabric that is placed between an embroidery hoop. A button is chosen to be sewed onto the piece of fabric they chose with up and down movements. I still use pre-threaded needles with embroidery thread in this step.

But most homeschoolers still have never attended or participated in this kind of debate.

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Sometimes personal strategies for problem solving work better than algorithms. Students who use them demonstrate conceptual understanding, as the YouTube Video, , illustrates.

Positive attitudes and perceptions about learning

According to Strong et al. (2004), testing practices should also aim tomeasure knowledge in all four dimensions. Teachers should be aware thattexts and their accompanying tests, however, tend to emphasize only the masteryand understanding styles of learning. To differentiate instruction, teachers can:

Acquiring and integrating knowledge

For a humorous take on the importance of developing conceptual understanding, watch the YouTube Video, --they prove to you that 25 divided by 5 is 14!

Busy homeschooled teens ask me, "How can I benefit from participating in debate?

But hope is not easy to define or describe. It is:

The test has a history of adequate reliability; the question is one of validity.6 The Watson-Glaser test measures the ability of persons to follow the "rules" involved in various forms of reasoning.

This allows fellow citizens to more effectively participate in the democratic process.

Steinberg, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Chapter 2, 1999.

Connecticut State Department of Education. (2010). 2010 Common core of teaching: Foundational skills. Hartford, CT: Author. Retrieved from

As an educational method, it offers short-term and long-term motivations and rewards.

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Rotate strategies to appeal to students' dominant learning style and challenge them to work in their less preferred styles. Consider strategies such as using manipulatives, observing demonstrations, sketching out a math situation, reading, having students compare their work with a partner, or solving complex problems in a team.