By now you’ve probably heard about “TED Talks“. TED is a non-profit organization on a mission to spread ideas. TED’s tagline is Ideas worth spreading. How do they go about accomplishing their mission? They provide powerful “talks” which are 18 minutes or less in length. I’ve come across a few gems and today I’m sharing **Must Watch TED Talks for Homeschoolers**. So, grab a spot where you can share these with your students (*after previewing them yourself first*)!

## A Sampling of TED Talks

Admittedly, these are a little math heavy, but they won’t disappoint. These are perfect for math inspiration for students and parents alike!

**The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers**– Discover the hidden properties of these numbers. He makes math look fun!

**A Performance of “Mathemagic”**– This talk features a race against calculators, birthday guesses, and mental math.

**Math Class Needs a Makeover**– This is a pretty compelling talk on how to approach math with your students. I found it inspiring to think of ways we could use this method in our homeschool.

**A Love Poem for Lonely Prime Numbers**– Fun poem by a mathematician. Shows how fantastic both can be!

**Why Write? Penmanship for the 21st Century**– A compelling talk on teaching cursive and handwriting to our students. Make sure to take a few minutes and view it below!

## TED Talk Playlists

There are many playlists available at TED, but I picked a few which have a majority which look appropriate for us as homeschoolers.

**Math Talks to Blow Your Mind**– A playlist of 11 talks on math (a few of which are listed above).

**Insects Are Awesome**– A list of insect research talks. A great find for my entomologists!

**Do you have any favorite TED Talks to share? Leave in them in the comments.**

*This post is part of iHN’s Resources for Homeschool Moms link up. Visit the link to learn about more resources from other bloggers.*

Meredith Henning says

Thanks for putting this list together Heather, bookmarking for later viewing 🙂 Much appreciated!!

Heather Woodie says

Enjoy them, Meredith! My daughter really liked the prime number poetry.

Susan Evans says

I really enjoy Ted Talks, too. Thanks for the fun list.

Heather Woodie says

You’re welcome, Susan! If you have any to add, please leave a link.

Branson says

I have seen mention of TED Talks but it took me until now to click through to see what they were, ha! I enjoyed the two I watched! Will have to dig around a bit!

Heather Woodie says

Fantastic- I’m so glad you liked the ones you watched!

Gwen says

This is a great list! We use a lot of Ted Talks in our homeschool too! Sharing your list, Thanks!

Heather Woodie says

Thanks Gwen- enjoy!

Jenni Ho-Huan says

For the younger ones, Ted ed is really fun! ed.ted.com

Heather Woodie says

Thanks for the tip, Jenni!

Karlene says

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TXEZ4tP06c

This is a great Ted Talks clip that breaks us out of the ‘stick people’ habit and is perfect for homeschool art.

Heather Woodie says

TED Talk on art? Fun! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica says

I’m excited to check these out. Thanks

Heather Woodie says

You are welcome!