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Archive: October 2010
10/26/2010 12:26:17 PM
Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends

If your children’s relationships with each other could use some help, then Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends may be a great resource for family read aloud times.  Written by three homeschooled siblings, the book offers many honest examples of “how to fight the good fight at home!”

10/21/2010 9:26:20 AM
RealWorld-InWorld NASA Engineering Design Challenge

The RealWorld-InWorld Challenge is designed to encourage students (grades 9- 12) to explore and build skills essential for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Challenge is ideal for home schoolers looking for ways to supplement their lesson plans with real-world experiences and NASA-inspired projects. The Challenge offers free and flexible resources and tutorials that can be completed in roughly two weeks. Resources can be used as a stand-alone unit or to supplement existing lesson plans. Parents (coaches) interested in more information should visit the Challenge website and complete the basic registration to gain access to the free resources and tutorials. Only coaches and students who submit their final RealWorld (Phase 1) project solutions by December 15, 2010, are eligible to move into the InWorld phase to compete for scholarships and technology awards.

10/5/2010 10:46:05 AM
Life of Fred Math and Statistics Courses

The Life of Fred Math series is a unique approach to teaching high school math courses. Written by a retired college professor, this math curriculum appeals to the student who enjoys independent learning in a creative way. Courses include pre-algebra through calculus, as well as a statistics course. Cathy Duffy’s website provides a comprehensive review.

10/5/2010 10:37:46 AM
SAT or ACT?

Parents often wonder if their teen should take the SAT, the ACT, or both. The majority of colleges accept scores from either of these two college entrance tests. The SAT is primarily a reasoning test while the ACT measures specific subject knowledge. At http://collegeapps.about.com/od/productreviews/gr/act-or-sat-review.htm you can read a review of a book that includes an assessment for teens to take in order to predict which test might best suit your student.

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