Math and Logic in our Classical / Charlotte Mason Homeschool


Welcome to a new week of the Virtual Curriculum Fair hosted by Homeschooling Hearts and Minds. Last week I shared Language Arts in our Classical / Charlotte Mason Homeschool. This week participating bloggers are covering topics related to math, logic, and science.

The educational philosophies of our family are an intermingling of both Classical and Charlotte Mason. For the most part, my curriculum choices are heavily influenced by The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home.  I have used this guide for a decade of our sixteen years of homeschooling! At the same time, I have applied Charlotte Mason's foundational philosophies of education as an atmosphere, a discipline, a life, and a science of relations as formative truths for nurturing the educational climate in our home. I find that Charlotte Mason's educational philosophies are quite compatible with core Classical education structures.

Here are a few of this year's selections for Math, Science, and Logic:

Math


The chief value of arithmetic, like that of the higher mathematics, lies in the training it affords the reasoning powers, and in the habits of insight, readiness, accuracy, intellectual truthfulness it engenders. -Charlotte Mason, Volume One

Saxon 1/2
-We are using Saxon in middle school and plan to continue through high school. We used Singapore Math, Math-U-See, and living math exercises through the elementary years.

Pre-Algebra - Khan Academy
-We love utilizing the free Khan Academy instructional videos.

Science


Exploring Creation with General Science - 1st. Edition Resources - Donna Young
-Our daughter takes this General Science course at our local co-op. We are blessed to live in a community with our local Anderson University and have guest instructors visit for special lab demonstrations. Our family is using the 1st Edition of this popular resource by Apologia. We happen to own all of the 1st Editions of Apologia science. I may upgrade to newer editions as the budget allows. Next year we are planning on doing a Physical Science course with our local co-op.

Signs and Seasons - Classical Astronomy
-We use this as a reference. Astronomy is a subject we dabble in every year as we observe the night sky. I think every homeschooling family should invest in this resource!

Logic


The Art of Argumentation
-We are using this program as a 12 week study on Informal Fallacies. Classical Academic Press provides schedules to adapt this program for 9, 12, 18, or 22 weeks.

Introductory Logic
-We have a previous edition of this program. As soon as the budget allows, I want to upgrade our previous edition to this all-new edition that includes the DVD course. We will use this program as a 16 week course rather than a full year study. They offer lesson plans for both tracks. We plan to start this course in late spring after finishing The Art of Argumentation.

The Fallacy Detective
-Our daughter loves this book which covers 38 lessons in bad reasoning.

Friends, we are geekier than your average geeks. We love learning!

What are your favorite resources for math, science, and logic?


Please be sure to visit the other blogging friends participating in the Virtual Curriculum Fair!

Learning about Patterns in Our World Through Math and Science by Laura @ Day by Day in Our World
Relaxed Homeschooling: Mathematics in the Early Elementary Years by Brittney @ Mom's Heart
Using a Bible-Based Math Curriculum by Tauna M @ Proverbial Homemaker
Math, Science and Logic for 2015 by Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses
Playing with Numbers by Sarah @ Delivering Grace
Unschooling Science by Kristen H. @ Sunrise to Sunset
Logically Speaking: Math, Science, and Logic for 7th Grade  by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
Numbers and Molecules! by Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Math and Science in Our Homeschool by Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life
5 Math & Logic Resources We Love by Becky @ Milo & Oats
Giving Your Kids The Right Start With Math by Amy @ One Blessed Mamma
Math in Our Classical / Charlotte Mason Homeschool by Sharra @ The Homeschool Marm
Classical STEM by Lisa @ Golden Grasses
Math, Science and Logic - How do we Tackle Them? by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
The Physics of Delight-Directed Learning by Susan @ The Every Day of Education
Tackling High School Science by Debra @ Footprints in the Butter
Choosing Math Curriculum for Special Learners by Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity
Math for all ages by Denise @ Fullnest
Middle School Monday - Math With Fred by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
Learning With Math and Science Resources  by Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road

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