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What's the problem with math? - Part 1

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by Penny Ross
AHEAD Partner Blogger

What’s the problem with math?  The students in our homeschooling group struggle in this area. Standardized test scores confirm it in the elementary grades, and it is further validated as our students tackle algebra and higher math in the upper grades. Furthermore, I get many questions from other homeschooling moms concerning math. And recently, when I spoke to another homeschool group, one of their leaders mentioned math as a struggle for many in their group as well.

What causes this math problem?


Who controls the education of my child?

Christian Life , Education , Encouragement , Families , Home School , Homeschool , Homeschooling , World View No Comments »

by Kevin Swanson

It’s 7:00 in the morning and the doorbell rings. The year is 2020. You answer the door and imagine your shock when you glance at the? business card offered you through the doorway. He serves the State Department of Child Nurture. You are curious. This whole new bureaucracy is new to you so, of course, you would like an explanation as to the origins and purposes of this government agency. He patiently explains the whole thing over a cup of coffee at the kitchen table.

"The whole thing started about ten years ago. A conservative caucus of well-meaning parents happened to notice that there were children growing up without proper discipline. In fact, these children were seen everywhere–supermarkets, post offices, libraries–entirely without proper discipline and training. Excuse the expression, but these children were ‘brats,’ and they were proliferating.


It's time to think about high school tests - part 2

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by Mary Schofield

Read part 1

When students reach high school, it seems they are bombarded with a battery of tests. Last week, we looked at the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and ACT. In this part, we’ll look at some more tests for high school students:

  •  GED
  • AP
  • CLEP


It's time to think about high school tests - part 1

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by Mary Schofield

When students reach high school, it seems they are bombarded with a battery of tests. There are enough tests offered to make it very confusing and, to make matters worse, they are titled by letters, not names, and many of the names have changed over the years. So it is hard to identify the test and what it is for. This makes it hard to tell which ones would be worth taking and which could be skipped. Let’s take a look at exams for college applications:


Start entrepreneurship education this summer

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by Andrew Pudewa
AHEAD Conference Speaker

Soon it will be summer. Although there are a few hard-core homeschool families who go year-round with their formal studies, and others, who in an effort to “finish” the curriculum for the year, end up working until late July, many families take the summer “off.” And while there may still be a few that need their children working on the farm to feed the family, for many summer is a season of less structure, more leisure (sometimes too much?), and an opportunity to do special things that require time not easy to find during the school year.


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