Chessnuts at the Mount Laurel Library is a free chess club that is open to everyone. So come out and play chess with other chess enthusiast! We supply boards and pieces.
Check out our website to see all the benefits of learning chess and to keep up-to-date on our schedule of events.
Please note this is the Mount Laurel Chessnuts at the Mount Laurel Library located at 100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel. For directions, please visit the Mount Laurel Library website. The Mount Laurel Library is easily accessible from Routes 295 and 38.
The Chessnuts at Evesham Library for homeschooled children is still the 1st Wed. of the month from 1-3.
Also links to more information about the Presidents and First Ladies, Camp David, Air Force One. Since this is the official website of the United States Government, you’ll also find links at the home page to the Administration and branches of government, speeches and press briefings, photo galleries, and a long list of issues of importance to the Nation.
For each answer that you get right, the World Hunger Programme donates 10 grains of rice. The subjects include math, English vocabulary, world languages, geography, and chemistry symbols. No penalty for mistakes, and a great incentive for testing yourself!
Richard Garriott is the first 2nd generation astronaut. His website is a great multimedia resource for learning about space travel, the International Space Station, astronaut training, and space science and technology.
Be aware that not all materials are of equal value. One American history curriculum, for instance, manages to teach about the succession of southern states to form the Confederate States of America without ever mentioning slavery.
Downloadable unit study outlines in the form of lists: resources (books, videos, music, websites), projects, spelling, vocabulary, cultural literacy, critical thinking challenges. Classroom-based but easily adapted for home education.
The “What a Revolting Development, or, Porky’s Revenge” unit uses Orwells’s Animal Farm and covers government and politics, economics, business and finance, algebra, propaganda, freedom of speech, literature.
Sample units are free. Others available for a membership fee. All age levels.
During this introductory class we will look into the relationships between organisms in an ecosystem that help them meet their needs for survival. We’ll explore the balance of the natural world by looking at specific relationships, as well as the over all balance of the natural communities at Fernbrook.
FUN Books Large selection of textbooks, workbooks, reading books, CDs and games.Subjects and topics include math, languages, geography, cultures and history, music and ballet, art, knitting and other crafts, sciences, spires, pirates, storytelling and folktales. Resources include Usborne Books, Joy Hakim, Klutz Books, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and books about homeschooling, as well as Growing Without Schooling the iconic magazine published by John Holt in the pioneer days of 20th century homeschoooling.
Comprehensive Composition is a complete how-to-write program. Covers narratives, letters, pursuasive essays, biography, interview, short story writing, and more. Guide includes organization and pre-writing skills. Can be used with all curricular subjects, great for unit studies. K-12
Guide to History Plus is a study guide adaptable to any country, culture, or historical period. Use as an outline for unit studies, individual learning, or as a supplement to traditional text-based history studies. Also available: The Maya unit study. Paper or eBook. K-12
Natural Speller is a self-paced,multi-sensory spelling program that incorporates Greek and Latin roots, spelling rules, and word lists organized by sight and by sound patterns. Replaces memorization with real understanding of the language. K-8 and remedial.
Mathematics: A Human Endeavor The cure for math anxiety, this books uses humor and every-day examples to introduce math concepts to older students.
Humor and comic strips in an algebra text? Yes, and serious math, with polynomials and quadratic equations and diagrams and all that cool stuff. Concepts and skills are developed together. Alas, the answers to all the problems sets are not in there. Teachers guide available separately.
Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding This 3rd edition text is a wonderfully colorful guide geometry in all of it’s real world uses. Students bound for higher math in college will want to supplement this with something that teaches how to write formal proofs.
Home School Math, Website offers reviews of curricula, links to free downloadable worksheets, online games, helpful articles on teaching math, and message boards for questions, tutorials, and for math junkies. All ages.
Singapore Math Yes, it’s from Sinagapore, where English is the language of instruction. Since 1998, this has won the respect of homeschoolers and institutional schools alike. Uses simple manipulatives (many you can make) to teach concepts, then moves to applications, problem solving, and “math thinking”. Teacher guides available. K-12 books and materials available.
Your Business math series A fun “living math” kits lets kid run a pet store, sports store, or book store, using math skills to write checks, figure sales tax, pay bills, and learn the basics of making a profit. Recommended as review. Teaching guide free. Available in print or as an e-book. Ages 8-12.
Saxon Math uses an “incremental approach” involving continual review, speed drills, and word problems. Emphasis on procedures and technique, not concepts. (Homeschoolers either love Saxon or hate it. Opinions vary, but are typically strong.) K-12
Math-U-See materials focus on the use of manipulative materials (base 10 blocks, fractions overlays, etc) to teach math skills from basic counting through to precalculus. Placement tests in PDF format available on website. 1-12