FAQ! What Makes Math Lessons for a Living Education different?

When Master Books began releasing their newly updated editions of the Math Lessons for a Living Education series, the questions started pouring in. It soon became clear that I needed to create an updated Frequently Asked Questions post. I’m so excited to be able to talk to you about these books! God has been doing amazing work through Master Books for years, and it thrills me exceedingly to be part of it. I asked Kristen Pratt, the head of curriculum development at Master Books, to help me out. Since she has worked in curriculum development for a number of years, she has agreed to interview me about these newly updated math books. 

Hi, this is Kristen. I am married to Randy, who also works for Master Books. We have 9 children and 2 grandsons. We have been homeschooling our children for 20 years, graduating four so far. We owned and operated Pennywise Learning, where I helped thousands of homeschool families make curriculum decisions.  After selling our business to CBD, the Lord opened up opportunity for me to work with Master Books.  Using my own experience and the feedback from thousands of customers, I help design Biblically-based curriculum that is not only engaging for students, but easy for parents to use. It has been a delight to work with Angela.  All of us at Master Books are excited to release Math Lessons for a Living Education. 

Here is an easy-find index for the following questions. (But please take the time to read through this FAQ page in its entirety; it may answer questions that you didn’t know you had!)

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America’s Story 1 samples!

It is with great excitement that I am sharing this sample of the ALL NEW Master Books Editions of America’s Story 1 – the first volume of my history series, A Living History of Our World to be updated. America’s Story 1 is due for release this month!

What has stayed the same?  You will find all of the same content – the same friendly narrative of history, the same narration prompts, and the same gentle approach to teaching and learning history, in the same format with a story-text book and a student journal. 

What is ALL NEW? You will find all new graphics and these added elements: additional teaching resources, materials lists, mapping adventures and feature focuses in each chapter, and a MUCH expanded student journal featuring more hands-on fun, geography connections, vocabulary building exercises, drawing, and of course the incredible 180 day schedule that makes Master Books curriculum so easy to implement!

(If you would prefer to view the sample as a file, click here.)

 

growing…my thoughts about new years

I have to be honest, New Year’s resolutions flummox me. There have been years that I’ve joined the 99% of the world’s population in declaring that I will make kick-butt changes with my diet and exercise routines, and, like 75% of that 99%, I’ve completely given up by Valentine’s Day (the call of the chocolate is just too strong to ignore!), but for the most part, I’ve never really bought into the whole “a new year, a new me!” mind set. It’s certainly not because there aren’t aspects of my life and myself that I would love to change; it’s because as I look back on my life, the most profound and permanent changes have never been brought about my sheer effort or willpower.

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Part 7: doable resources for peace and sanity

Have you ever had to restart your smart phone, iPad, or computer? Sometimes there are too many apps running, too many windows open, too much power or memory being used – the gadget freezes up and stops responding. At this point, the only thing you can do is just hit the restart button.

This is exactly what I have to do with my life.

reset

Restart. New mercy. New grace. New joy. New strength. New peace.

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