Nicole the Math Lady
Ask a homeschool parent to list their biggest obstacles, and “teaching math” will probably appear close to the top of that list. In response to this concern, Nicole Thomas created Nicole the Math Lady—online video lessons for Saxon math students that make math approachable and enjoyable for kids and parents. Under Nicole’s direction, what began as a website serving a few dozen students has grown to serve thousands each day.
Nicole has created not only an educational website but a family environment where children and parents share the common belief that, when education is fun, there are no limits to what a child can learn.
Nicole holds a B.A. in economics and a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and resides in Orlando, Florida, with her family.
Nicole’s Session Topics
Session 1 Curriculum Speed Dating: Find Your Math Match
Tired of “swiping left” on different math curricula? Let me help you find the one best suited for you and your student. In this workshop, you will learn various math philosophies and common terminology (such as mastery, spiral, classic, Common Core, etc.), determine your student’s learning style, decide your desired level of parent involvement, learn when it’s time to outsource, and be empowered to select a good math match!
Session 3 Math for Parents Who Stink at Math
If math wasn’t your forte in school, how then do you teach it confidently? In this workshop, you’ll learn the building blocks of math (arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, etc.) and the whole point in learning them, the best ways to teach foundations like multiplication tables, how fractions—and decimals, and percents—are all the same thing, how to experientially teach negative numbers, the secret to teaching measurements and conversions, algebra in three easy steps, and real-life examples of why it’s important and how it relates to real life!
Session 6 The Four M’s to Making Math Stick
Think you have to love math or be a math whiz to teach it? Think again! This session is designed to give you real-life tools to make math memorable and even (gasp) fun! Nicole the Math Lady will share the four M’S to making math “stick.” You’ll also learn the top three mistakes parents make when teaching math. If you’re ready to revolutionize your math classroom, this is the workshop for you!