I first heard about this website from my friend Danny McDaniel when one of his sons was struggling in math. Since then I’ve used it many times to help the kids solidify a math concept.
This is a video of the man who created the website.
This web service allows you to build up your brain (the human brain is extremely elastic and can be trained very easily).
Check out how I got hooked into it.
I randomly heard an ad on NPR and signed up. Then I saw you had to work and sort of wandered off. Then 3 years later my buddy Troy Haynes is swearing up and down about how Lumosity is really helping his memory and attention. I listened intently and asked lots of questions but took no action. Then about a month ago my close friend Larry Marks put up this image on Facebook and said something like “I don’t do Candy Crush, I play Lumosity.” I went to sign up and then realized I already had an account. After I figured out how to use the website I got hooked. So much so that I dropped the coin to get a family membership for Kim and the kids.
So now in the mornings before math part of the big kids mental warm up is to do their Lumosity.
But here’s the head fake lesson: if you sell things for a living understand and embrace the principle that people will NOT buy based on your clever ad. They will usually buy if they have some close friend give a recommendation. They will ALWAYS buy when their need for your product or service intersects with your marketing message.
Summary of website: (read the rest)
Z’s reason for teaching: Andy taught me about the Jordan rules and the Butterfly effect. All kids need to know these.
Summary of website: Do you value your child’s education? Do you want your children to have a financial head start in life? Are you willing to take an active role to make that happen? At school, your children learn many valuable concepts, yet they are rarely taught anything about finances (read the rest)
Z’s reason for teaching: Kiyosaki teachings reprogrammed my hard drive and changed out financial reality, if it helps the kids leap from the shoulders of giants, I’m good with it.
I use Sudoku to help the kids learn logical thinking. It was difficult because I had never solved a Sudoku puzzle in my life! So I searched and found this great resource for solving the puzzles. Also here is a great link to generate puzzles.
“Our job as parents is to make you better than us.” ― Abid and Azra Buttar (said by my parents to me as a child)
Summary of website: Here, you and your children can get an education in liberty like no other (read the rest)
Z’s reason for teaching: Because if my children are to learn about “…free market economics…” it’s going to be us or school. I bet us on.
In an effort to share the resources I have found that might help a home schooling parent I now have a new category called Homeschooling.
Spreeder.com is free online speed reading software designed to improve your reading speed and comprehension (learn more about it).
We’re taking yet another trip and wanted to leave the kids with some sort of intellectual stimulation. This website allows you to create math worksheets. The downside is it’s not grade specific but the upside is they have a TON of variety and subject matters to choose from.
Asie is in 3rd grade so I downloaded addition, subtraction and counting coins. He’s a coin counting freak.
Aliys is in 5th grade so I downloaded addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.