1.1 Article: “How to Overcome Homeschool Insecurity”
1.2 Five Mathematics Websites
1.3 Picture Books for Preschool Math
1.4 Alternatives to Math Worksheets
1.5 Math Games

### 1.1 Article: “How to Overcome Homeschool Insecurity”

Taking on the responsibility for your child’s education is countercultural and can be daunting. The weight of responsibility can create anxiety and insecurity. Dr. Melanie Wilson at the Homeschool Sanity Blog shares her expertise on conquering our insecurities.

www.homeschoolsanity.com/insecurity/#sthash.sExiKQpN.dpbs

### 1.2 Five Mathematics Websites

In honor of National Maths Day, held the first Wednesday of March, these five mathematics websites could come in handy to help you teach concepts that need a little extra explaining. In the five sites, you will find virtual math manipulatives, worksheets, and explanations of difficult subject matter.

www.mathgiraffe.com/blog/5-websites-that-will-revolutionize-your-math-teaching

### 1.3 Picture Books for Preschool Math

Most preschoolers love a good book. Why not harness their interest in books and teach a bit of math? This list of 72 picture books is broken down into categories such as counting, shapes, comparing and sorting, positions and patterns, measurement, graphing, as well as addition and subtraction.

http://stayathomeeducator.com/math-picture-books-kids

### 1.4 Alternatives to Math Worksheets

The key to mastering mathematics is practice.

For first grade and kindergarten, this link will connect you to activities in addition, subtraction, telling time, skip counting, measuring, comparison and graphing, numbers to 100, money, place value, ordinal numbers, calendar, and advanced shapes.

The activities on this webpage will help your second through fourth graders build a firm foundation in topics such as numbers and operations, place value, counting up to 1,000 and beyond, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, number lines, positive and negative numbers, Roman numerals, measurement and data, telling time fluently, making change, graphs and tables, fractions, geometry, as well as mean, median, and mode. There is also a list of grade-appropriate books on mathematics.

These fifth- and sixth-grade math activities could be a great alternative to another worksheet. You will find activities in categories such as fractions and decimals, volume, area and perimeter, ratios and pi, geometry, measurement, mean, median, mode, and integers.

### 1.5 Math Games

We sometimes think of playing games with younger students, but our high schoolers might welcome a change from textbooks and problem sets. These games could add a bit of excitement to their daily routine.

www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/09/15-math-games-to-keep-students-engaged.html