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    Latin-centered curriculum

    I've read with interest the suggestion that Latin and math take center stage in the elementary years. Can those who have done this - either Memoria Press staff or homeschooling parents - share what a typical homeschool day would look like? How do you handle history after the ancients? And which math curriculum avoids the problem of expecting students to do word problems, etc. before mastering math facts?

    Many thanks in advance for any guidance!

    RobinsonCurriculum suggests math facts first, then Saxon 54

    I'm going to put a link here

    It's a link to a talk Art Robinson gave. I should explain the way he does math. He suggests memorization of the math facts in the four operations first, and then Saxon 54 and all Saxon books through Calculus.

    Maybe you might find something useful in his talk? I right-clicked the word "REAL" and downloaded his speech onto my harddrive so I can listen and re-listen at my own convenience
    JoyceHomeschool, DS-8


      Latin + Math Centered Homeschool


      We have begun a Latin and Math centered curriculum a la Highlands Latin School at our house. We are currently using Prima Latina with DVD's. We do one Latin lesson per week with plenty of review. We are reading Famous Men of Rome and constructing our own history books based on FMR using bound books for dictation and pasting in timeline figures. We are reading Aesop's Fables, D'Aulaire's Greek Myths and Golden Children's Bible as well. We are using Professor B's Math (Book 2) for concentrating on math problems without story problems (4-5th grade level). We school 3 days a week and cover Latin, Math and Bible each day and read FMR, Fables and Myths one day each.

      It was so freeing to switch to focusing on Latin and Math! I wish I'd started sooner!