Monday, November 7, 2011

10 Days of Science with Math


Heart of the Matter is hosting another round of their 10 Days Blog Hop that we did last February. This time they let us choose our own topics and I didn't hesitate to announce I'd be doing a series on using math with science. Oh no! Some of you are undoubtedly saying, but I'm not a science person! So, on day one of Science with Math I'm going to help those of you who are worried that this is not a good topic for you. It's ok if you are not a science person, you can do it! Here are a few tips:
It’s ok to sit down and be a problem solver WITH your kids.

Be a resource in HOW to find out something you don’t know.

Model for them good problem solving behavior.

Reach out to others who can help you move to the next step.
  
Present Your Kids with a Problem and Some Materials to rise to the Challenge
 
Gives ownership to your kids
Allows you to be the facilitator rather than always running everything (which is a great way to disguise that you don't know everything! Facilitating doesn't mean you have to be the expert on the topic. It means helping your students find the answers.)
Can be related to their current studies- or not.
        Once you realize you can still do great science even if you aren't super confident, it's easy to start using science to apply math. Over the next 10 Days, I'll be sharing some more advice on how to do science easily in your homeschool along with some specific lessons on using math in your science lessons. I hope you'll stop in each day and join me.(please pardon the rough formatting today!)

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Be sure to visit these brilliant women during our 10 days adventure between November 7th-18th! I love these ladies and we know you will too.

10 days of Character Studies | Confessions of a Homeschooler
10 days of Christmas Countdown Ideas | Milk & Cookies
10 days of Creative Writing | Chocolate on My Cranium
10 days of Crockpot Meals | The Happy Housewife
10 Days to a Godly Marriage | Women Living Well
10 Days of Growing Leaders | Mom's Mustard Seeds
10 Days of Homeschooling High School | Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
10 days of I Wish I Had Known | Fruit in Season
10 days of Keeping Your Marbles | The Tie That Binds Us
10 days of Kid-friendly Food | Planner Perfect
10 Days of Language Arts Lesson Planning | Jimmie's Collage
10 Days of Learning Apps | Daze of Adventure
10 Days of a Mason Jar Christmas | Cajun Joie de Vivre
10 Days of More JESUS in Christmas | Preschoolers and Peace
10 Days to a Peaceful Home | Raising Arrows
10 Days of Raising a Life-Long-Learner | Bright Ideas Press
10 days of Science with Math | Blog, She Wrote
10 days of Teaching Values | Our Journey Westward
10 days of Winning your Child's Heart | I Take Joy

3 comments:

Jimmie said...

Love the sneaky "facilitator" role. I so rarely "know everything" that this is an important tip for me.

And BTW, I love the button Amy made you.

Heather said...

Thanks Jimmie! It is cute.

I'm all about facilitation. My kids do best when they own something they are working on!

Heather

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing this

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