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  1. Lisa Silveira
    April 14, 2019 @ 5:45 am

    Great article! I am curious though, how would one teach mathematics in a Charlotte Mason fashion? I am not super familiar with her principles. I do agree though, that children DO love telling stories. As I read your article, I realized that I employ this principle when I teach history (we use Mystery of History). I do it like this: “Tell Daddy what you learned about in history today.” We do some worksheets, quizzes, and timeline activities too.

    When I TA’ed a Plant Genetics course while I was in college, I realized how much more one will grasp the concept if they have to teach it to you. So, on a giant whiteboard, I would have my students (who were my age and older, mind you) do the problems on the board, and “teach” me what was going on: punnet squares, diagramming how you get different chromosome pairs in varieties of strawberries and watermelons (this is how you get seedless varieties) and so on. What I also realized during this time was that, although I really thought I knew my stuff, I REALLY knew my stuff having to teach it to these students. Perhaps I was doing a Charlotte Mason approach, and I had no idea!

    Great article! I love all the tips and tricks!

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    • JeannieFulbright
      April 14, 2019 @ 2:14 pm

      Math is the only subject that does require a lot of practice with the problems. Thus, worksheets are necessary.

      It does sound like you were using CM principles! It truly is the best way to learn a subject!

      Warmly,
      Jeannie

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