Using a Scientific Calculator in Your Homeschool @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Using a Scientific Calculator in Your Homeschool

The thought of using a scientific calculator in your homeschool can be a little intimidating! All of those strange symbols and keys . . . whew! Sure, it has an instruction booklet, but it might as well be in a foreign language for all the help it gives. It’s one thing to know what a button does, it’s quite another to […]

Failure Free Reading Program (review)

Reading is something that I have a great passion for. I love to read and have always tried to instill that love within my children as well. My 14-year-old is a voracious reader and has been since she was very little. My 9-year-old . . . well, not so much. He has struggled greatly with reading, mostly because he just […]

Personal Finance for Teens Made Easy!

Teaching personal finance to our teens doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or difficult prospect. As a family that has been learning a lot about budgeting and paying off debt over the past 3–5 years, I can honestly admit that sometimes it DOES feel overwhelming when I think about teaching these concepts to my children. Well let me tell ya, […]

An Easy Cost-Effective Way to Homeschool

I have been so impressed with the SchoolhouseTeachers.com Ultimate PreK–12 Annual Membership. After spending several weeks digging through everything that’s available, I’m convinced that this is an easy, cost-effective way to homeschool. I can’t wait to share what I’ve discovered! What is SchoolhouseTeachers.com? SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a Christian, self-paced, online, complete homeschool curriculum offering more than 450 courses covering every subject […]

Online Math with MathandAlgebra.com at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Online Math with MathAndAlgebra.com

Because I have a child that doesn’t enjoy math, we have tried a number of different math programs, including several online math programs, in an attempt to find a good match for her. I admit I had never heard of MathandAlgebra.com before we were given a one-year subscription to review the program. I was pleasantly surprised by what we found.

Practice Math with Math Sprint: The Mental Math Game at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Practice Math Facts with Math Sprint Game

I love to incorporate games into learning, and Math Sprint–The Mental Math Game by Byron’s Games is a super fun way to add math facts practice to our school day. Math isn’t a subject that any of my children would call fun, but they did really enjoy this game. The challenge and competition were great for my son, and anything […]

Musik at Home Review at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Musik at Home (Review)

I love music. It is good for the soul and has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My kids share that love, so when I was given a three-month Musik at Home Membership I was excited to see all that was offered.   What is Musik at Home? Musik at Home is an online […]

Homeschool Fourth Grade Completely Free

We’re continuing our Homeschool Every Grade for FREE series today with resources to homeschool fourth grade. Language Arts The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 4 covers phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography all in ONE beautiful and comprehensive language arts course. This curriculum is completely open-and-go so you […]

NatureGlo’s eScience Review

I love science, and I try very hard to instill that love into my children as well. They are naturally curious and I take every opportunity to allow them to delve deeper into things they show an interest in. When I was given access to NatureGlo’s eScience MathArt & Science Course Bundle classes for a year I was excited to […]

Simply Coding: The Curriculum I Didn’t Know We Needed

I’ll admit . . . when I was given a Coding for Kids Annual Membership to Simply Coding to review, I was very skeptical. My children, though they have heard of coding, have never shown the slightest interest in it. Having some background in coding myself, I knew the level of focus required, as well as the frustration that often […]