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Now Available — Video Version of The Practical Trivium

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Today we released the video of our seminar The Practical Trivium. This is a video we filmed in 2004 in Austin, Texas, but are just now releasing it. We released the audio version several years ago, but now the video is available.

Chorean War and Early Formal Academics

Monday, May 5th, 2014

I was interested in the source for the section “The Chorean War” in Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style. I just recently was reading the book as suggested by a friend of mine in preparation for homeschooling my first-grade grandson. He began having physical problems about two to three months into the […]

Teaching Math Informally

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Post by Homeschooling with the Trivium.

Revolutionary War Math and Is It Too Late?

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Taken from Drums by James Boyd (first published, 1925) The time is about five years before the War for Independence. The place, North Carolina. Thirteen-year-old Johnny has been sent from his backwoods home to Dr. Clapton (a Church of England pastor) in the nearest city to be tutored. He had been homeschooled up to that […]

Delaying Formal Math: History, Part 2

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Here is a link to an old encyclopedia called The Cyclopedia of Education. Although it was published over 100 years ago, there are a number of articles worth reading — they offer a different perspective from some of the modern encyclopedias. In particular, read the articles “Arithmetic” and “Arithmetic, Hygiene of.” Below is a quote […]

Delaying Formal Math: History, Part I

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Here is a link to an old encyclopedia called The Cyclopedia of Education. Although it was published over 100 years ago, there are a number of articles worth reading — they offer a different perspective from some of the modern encyclopedias. In particular, read the articles “Arithmetic” and “Arithmetic, Hygiene of.” Below is a quote […]

Delayed Formal Education?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

From a University of Cambridge report “…This is a brief review of the relevant research evidence which overwhelmingly supports a later start to formal education….”

10 Things to Do Before Age 10

Monday, March 5th, 2007

The following article first appeared in Bill and Mary Pride’s Practical Homeschooling magazine. Some Classical Educators focus on the classical method and others focus on the classical subjects. Those who focus on the subjects (Latin, logic, etc.) tend to want to get to the academics as early as possible. Those who focus on the method […]

Delaying Formal Math

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

I found Teaching the Trivium this summer after four years of homeschooling. I was so greatly relieved by the math recommendation because I have totally failed in that area. I used Miqioun only slightly as well as other oral math. My oldest turned 10 in August, and I really did not know what I was […]

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