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Articles in category: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)

The Payoff is Coming!

My wife and I started homeschooling in earnest twenty years ago this month. Our fourth, and last, child graduated from Challenge IV in May. Classical Conversations didn’t come to our area until our oldest two children were already graduated; fortunately, they enjoyed a...
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Help! I’m Starting Challenge II Without Foundations (or Challenge)!

Though she had been homeschooled her whole life, Cassidy started her formal high school education with Challenge II, having no Foundations or any Challenge program at all! We asked her to share her experience…   Looking to start Challenge II was honestly a pretty scary...
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How to Scale Your Child's Latin

In a previous article, I talked about my friend Denise’s philosophy of “scaling, not bailing.” Here is the way I think about it. Every Henle exercise is either a grammar-stage exercise, a dialectic-stage exercise, or a rhetorical-stage exercise. When your child does...
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The Curious Case of the Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance Formula

Students often view mathematics as merely a collection of formulas they have to memorize, rather than ideas they need to understand. Because of this, students learning mathematics often miss some of the important connections between ideas within mathematics. Missing...
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Calculus for Everyone

The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Classical Conversations and its leadership, staff, or communities. We are glad to provide a platform for discussion of ideas about classical Christian education in K...
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