The Big Bad Math Episode with Kate Snow {Episode 48}

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  The Big Bad Math Episode with Kate Snow {Episode 48}

Sisters- it’s here! The big, bad math episode!

Cait and Kara have been wanting to do a math episode for so long, but they wanted to be sure to talk to an expert who would bring the knowledge, but also put your heart at ease.

So this week, they are interviewing Kate Snow of Kate’s Homeschool Math Help. Kate is a Harvard grad, a teacher, a curriculum creator, the author of 5 books, and she’s also a mom who has taught math in her own home, so she knows the unique challenges of homeschool families.

Pour yourself a nice, hot cup of coffee or tea for this one- and keep your ears open at the end- there’s an opportunity to ask YOUR biggest math questions!

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2 thoughts on “The Big Bad Math Episode with Kate Snow {Episode 48}

  1. Lydia Rosado says:

    Loved this episode, it came at the perfect time! Question for Kate Snow: My 10 year old son knows his math facts (maybe not division totally yet) and used to love math, but lately, anytime he starts doing problems that are more complicated or have multiple steps (i.e. REGROUPING SUBTRACTION) he gets lost in the steps. A 2 or even 3 digit subtraction problem seems to go ok but if you’ve got a bigger subtraction problem then he loses track of what he’s doing. My big question is how to help him as he learns to do multi-step (and more difficult) math problems so he doesn’t give up, feel lost in the problem or become incredibly frustrated in the process. He views it as he’s a failure at math, because he thinks he should just *get* it, rather than he’s learning and it’s ok to not get it right every time or right away. And then math becomes a huge struggle.

  2. Liz says:

    Thanks for this great math episode with Kate Snow! I’d love to know her thoughts on the following: I have second grader with a mild intellectual disability. We have been slowly moving through the Right Start Level A curriculum since she was in Kindergarten. One stumbling block we face is in the area of problem solving. Although she is making progress in math, my daughter almost always cannot answer a word problem question. Most recently, we tried the “wee ones” questions in Bedtime Math until it became clear that those were too difficult for her. She tends to guess at the answer when presented with a word problem. It is as if she cannot picture the numbers in her mind. Do you have any advice for helping a child develop problem solving skills? How can I get her ready to thoughtfully answer the word problems in her math curriculum and beyond (like the most basic questions in Bedtime Math)?

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