Junior High Math

Welcome to week three of the Virtual Curriculum Fair. This week is all about pattern: math and the mathematical sciences.

Math in our house hasn't changed a lot in the past year. Once we got in the habit of using Saxon math it was a good fit. My son started last January with Saxon 76 and worked through it with help from me as needed. Last fall, the next book in the series was naturally a part of his seventh grade plan. He is now a little over halfway through Saxon 87. He follows the instructions included and needs even less instruction from me now. It is a bit repetitive, but that gives me hope that he will be able to apply the concepts to future problems.

Come follow me on Instagram too. I shared this simple tip there at the beginning of the school year. Sticky notes can help students focus on one problem at a time.

Please visit my fellow homeschool bloggers who are talking about Discovering Patterns: Math and the Mathematical Sciences this week:

Finding Our Math Equilibrium: Our Plan for 11th, 7th, 5th, and 2nd Grades + Free Printables!by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
Math Resources and Programs for All Ages by Amanda H @ Hopkins Homeschool
Math (doesn't) Stink! by Jennifer King @A Peace of Mind
When Math is NOT Your Thing by Michele@Family, Faith and Fridays
Math U See and All the Supplements by Laura H @ Four Little Penguins
Discovering Patterns in Our World: STEM Studies by Laura @ Day by Day in Our World
Junior High Math by Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life
Science & Math for Struggling Learners by Yvie @ Gypsy Road
Maths: a subject in progress by Sarah @ Delivering Grace
Taking Mathematics out of the Textbook by Dana Hanley @ Roscommon Acre
Maths for a Very Maths-y Boy by Lizzy @ Peaches At Home
Practical Math by Annette @ A Net in Time
One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling by Kim @ Good Sweet Love
Math, How I Loathe Thee by Shecki @ Greatly Blessed
Math and Logic in Early Elementary and Preschool {virtual curriculum fair 2017} by Meghan W @ Quiet In The Chaos
Low Stress High School Science and Math by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
Are these toys or manipulatives? This is math? by HillaryM @ Walking Fruitfully
When You Don't Have a Math Plan by Brittney @ Mom's Heart
Clear Horizons by Lori H @ At Home: where life happens
A Few Thoughts on Teacher Math by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset


  1. Might need to try that sticky note trick!

    1. Bigger ones cover larger print, too.

  2. we use a solid ruler to the same effect. :)

  3. Glad to see that Saxon is working out for you. :)

  4. Love the sticky note idea! We use Saxon for younger grades and still like the repetitiveness!


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