Math + Writing + Presentation Tool = Homeschool Ideas Episode 20

I am really excited about this episode because I have 5 homeschool ideas for you that you could use tomorrow. Get ready, get set, GO!!!


My new presentation tool: Prezi

I love this new presentation software. I am still working on the learning curve, but I can already tell that I am going to use it all the time. Here is what I love about it:

  • Not the typical “slide-to-slide” presentation software
  • 15 ready to go templates
  • Very hi-def and sharp images
  • FREE


Throughout several of these interviews, one of the common threads has been a frustration with the subject of math. I am by no means a math scholar, but here are three ideas to help younger children with counting and fractions.


Teaching younger children to count is one of the first things that you will teach them when it comes to math. It is very easy. Here is how

Adding Fractions with Recipes

There is a great opportunity to teach your children how to add fractions (or at least get comfortable with the principle) when you are cooking.

Fractions: Parts of a Whole

Legos are my favorite math tool. You can use them for addition, subtraction, and any other principle. These are the great manipulative.


Here are two ideas to help your children get more comfortable writing. You will really enjoy the “Peanut Butter / Jelly Sandwich Instruction Manual” and the activity at the end. Your children will love it and so will you.

Improve Photography Photo Class

Jim Harmer, with Improve Photography, has given me permission to give away one free photo class. It is a $100 value and that is just what it would have cost you to take the course. The real value is going to be the educational experience that you or your child will get when you take the class.

Check out Jim’s website by clicking on the link here:

Jim is an incredible photographer. He has an awesome website with great tips. There are those homeschool children that are starting to get into photography, but don’t have the necessary resources to really learn how to learn the basics of the camera.

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is leave me a comment below and tell me who will be taking the class and what you hope to get out of the class.


  1. I’ve been in a classroom that did the peanut butter and jelly samdwich writing exercise. The kids loved it. They thought is was so funny to see the teacher try to dump peanut butter on a closed bag of bread. They then wrote their own instruction manual on a process of their choice, from preparation to clean up. Fun exercise!

    I’d love a class from Jim. I’ve enjoyed his podcast and know I have a lot to learn about using my camera. I’d use the class to become more comfortable wielding our camera to document our family’s journey.

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