Math By Hand: A New Approach For Sacramento Homeschoolers

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Innovative Home School Math Curriculum holds the middle ground in the Math Wars

Back in the ‘90’s, the Math Wars were waged between those who advocated the New Math, a “reformed” math curriculum focusing on a deeper, richer view of mathematics using alternative methods, and those who wanted a “back to basics” approach that relied on classical math values.

Proponents of these same two positions are currently gearing up for a war over the so-called New New Math. The catalyst is a controversy over the national math standards being compulsory rather than voluntary, and ultimately supplanting state standards.

On August 2, 2010 the California board of education unanimously adopted the common national academic standards. These standards will most likely eventually replace the current academic framework in California, especially those for math and language arts.

Beyond the Math Wars, it’s imperative that a math curriculum that works is found and used. Math By Hand is a unique Sacramento Home School math curriculum that takes a balanced view, effectively holding the middle ground on the math battlefield by giving equal weight to both classical and innovative methods.

Math By Hand’s rigorous basics skill building complements a hands-on, interactive, arts-integrated approach. The four processes are taught simultaneously in first grade, and all times tables as well as long multiplication and division are mastered by mid-third grade.

Homeschooling families enjoy the flexibility of adopting new and effective homeschool math curriculum. Math By Hand is a home school math curriculum that works.

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