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Review: The Art of Argument

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The Art of Argument: an Introduction to the Informal Fallacies is a curriculum which helps students learn logic and critical thinking. Once completed, students should be able to identify flawed arguments and create proper statements (arguments) of their own. Students will learn from real life examples about 28 different fallacies which are broken down into 3 main fallacies: relevance, presumption, and clarity. The 28 different fallacies covered in this book include: Ad Hominem Abusive Ad Hominem Circumstantial Tu Quoque Genetic Fallacy Appeal to Fear Appeal to Pity Mob Appeal Snob Appeal Appeal to Illegitimate Authority Chronological Snobbery Appeal to Ignorance…

Review: Creek Edge Press Modern World Task Cards

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Creek Edge Press was started by a homeschool mom, Amy Kate Hilsman, who wanted to provide materials for her daughter that would combine the methods of Montessori, Classical, and Charlotte Mason styles of teaching. As she started developing these tools for her own family, Amy saw that other families and schools wanted the same types of tools, so she began to produce the materials for others. It was from this beginning that Creek Edge Press was born last spring. For our review, we received the Modern World Task Cards Set ($20 for set of task cards and teacher’s guide) which cover…

High School Math with ALEKS

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ALEKS is an online math program that covers courses from elementary to college. You can watch this little overview video to give you a glimpse into how ALEKS works. The homeschool parent is given control over their child’s account through the master account. In the master account, parents are able to assign quizzes (automatically generated based upon course work or specialized by the parent), change courses, view progress and class attendance, and much more. In addition to the master account, parents receive weekly email updates on their child’s progress. One of my favorite things about ALEKS is the immediate feedback and…

R.E.A.L. Homeschool Spanish

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R.E.A.L. Homeschool Spanish is a Spanish curriculum that is designed with homeschoolers in mind. It is not a Spanish curriculum that has been reworked for homeschoolers.  Because of this unique approach, I found it extremely easy to implement this program into our homeschooling schedule without a great deal a preparation. The download that we received included: R.E.A.L. Spanish pdf book which includes 10 units (black & white and color versions) R.E.A.L. Spanish audio files (mp3 format) for each of the 10 units R.E.A.L. Spanish pdf activity book (many different forms of activities for each unit) R.E.A.L. Spanish pdf daily curriculum…

I See Cards: Fractazmic

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From the maker of the award winning game Pyramath™ comes a brand new game – Fractazmic™.  Fractazmic™ is a card game that helps children learn to use fractions while playing a game.  Each deck includes 60 brightly colored math cards.  While playing the game, players will learn to convert and add fractions. The game helps reinforce the relationship between fractions and measurements through the use of fractions in real life situations. The Fractazmic™ deck has three suits in three different colors: sixteenths (red): 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, and 1/2 twelfths (blue): 1/12, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 5/12, and…