Kathryn is the author of the Apologia math series Exploring Creation with Mathematics. A homeschooled student herself, Kathryn (Bell) Gomes holds an M. Ed. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught math to homeschooled students for thirteen years and is very familiar with the challenges of learning math at home.
Kathryn spent three years teaching mathematics in inner-city Philadelphia through Teach for America. She then taught in the most ethnically diverse high school in Pennsylvania. During this time, Kathryn designed Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 curricula for English Language Learners. Now one of her great passions is improving mathematics education for homeschoolers by increasing rigor while still maintaining the creativity and free-thinking that she enjoyed in her schooling.
Toddlers in Tow: What to Do With Your Littlest Ones While You Homeschool
There is nothing like a baby or toddler to foil the best-laid plans of any homeschool parent. While our littlest ones can seem like a constant disruption, they are a part of God’s plan for our families and our homeschools. In this session, Kathryn will give you fresh inspiration for folding the cuddliest members of your family into your homeschool. She also shares practical tips she has gleaned from homeschool veterans and her own experiences.
Living Math: Teaching Off the Page in the Charlotte Mason Style
Math is often taught in isolation, disconnected from the world and the daily experiences of our kids. But math is meant to be taught in context, connected topic by topic to real-life problems and scenarios. Many of us know this, but moving beyond workbooks feels daunting and mysterious. Exactly how are we supposed to bring math to life? Kathryn will show you how to invigorate your math program in 3 steps during this Charlotte Mason-inspired math session. You’ll walk away with fresh vision and practical tips that you can start using right away.
Marvelous Math Manipulatives
Which ones are worth buying and how should you use them? Not all manipulatives are created equal. This session will show you the top math manipulatives and multiple ways to use them so that you get your money’s worth.
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Memorizing Math Facts How to Make Learning Fun and Long Lasting
Learning math facts can be fun—really! Kathryn Gomes is passionate about teaching math and has taught in traditional schools, homeschool co-ops, and now homeschools her own children.
Join us as Kathryn shares teaching ideas and tips to help make learning math facts engaging and fun for your child.
Exploring Creating with Mathematics
Exploring Creation with Mathematics As a hands-on, homeschool elementary math curriculum, Exploring Creation with Mathematics was designed to launch the student’s mind on an educational journey to learn how numbers help us understand our world and our universe. This award-winning homeschool math curriculum is intentionally designed to help your child unlock the power of numbers and build a strong foundation so they can have confidence with numbers. This elementary math curriculum will help student’s master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, data collection, graphing, fractions, and geometry.
SAT Math Prep
This live SAT Math Prep online class, taught by Apologia math author, Kathryn Gomes, will help homeschool students improve their math skills, have fun, and increase their confidence.
The course is designed to accommodate a wide variety of skill levels. In the first week of class each student takes a full-length practice test. Mrs. Gomes analyzes their results, question by question to identify strengths and weaknesses. She then creates a personalized study plan for the remaining six weeks of the class. Since the plans are individualized, she can challenge the exceptional student who is shooting for a perfect 800, while also supporting struggling math students. Both types of students have succeeded in this class and have made big improvements on the test.