Math. Just the sight of this word makes my head hurt. I knew from the very beginning it would be the most difficult subject for me to teach in our homeschool. In the early grades, math can be fairly easy to teach, but it doesn’t take long for the children to outpace me. I am much more comfortable teaching a high schooler how to write a stunning essay than teaching square roots and polynomials.
Besides that, I don’t have a lot of time on my hands. I’m managing a large family, and that, my friends, takes up a lot of my time. I have meals to cook, laundry to wash, school to teach, cleaning to keep up with – all on a large army-sized scale. Anything that can be streamlined, must be. I’ve written about how I create systems to streamline the household chores, and I knew math needed a system too. (Systems are especially helpful for any task that causes you stress – math definitely fits into that category!)