We made it through another birthday week here. Jack turned 10, Victoria turned 15, and Alex turned 6. I made a lot of cakes and cupcakes. Here’s a quick round-up of ten fun ways we played and learned during birthday week…. Victoria chose books for birthday presents, and picked out an awesome assortment at Barnes [...]
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My goodness, I’ve been gone a lot lately! We’ve been so busy for being recluses. Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to…. Daryl had his recheck for his hip replacement surgery at the Mayo. All looks great and he has the go-ahead for physical therapy. While we were there, I surprised the kids [...]
Curious what level your kids are up to in math? K12 has all of its math placement tests online here. You can print them out for free without registering or jumping through any hoops. The tests go from kindergarten through 5th grade in two semesters per year, and then four semesters of pre-algebra, which is [...]
Are you ready for Pi Day? Here’s a heads up so you can gather whatever you need to celebrate this fun math holiday on 3-14. We always have fun with it! I put together all sorts of Pi Day carols, crafts, activities, links, etc. here: Celebrate Pi Day on 3-14! Have fun!
Wow. This is kind of staggering… (Original source unknown)
Kinda cool…. (original source unknown) Now I’m thinking of showing this to the kids and challenging them to find similar ratios and geometry in other icons and ads, kind of the way they look for the Fibonacci Sequence in nature and art and the golden proportion (PHI) and golden ratio in art. Let me know [...]
Oh my goodness, these boys do such a good job of this! Some parts are hysterical! Be sure to also check out the calculus carol here and the physics and science carols here. Who says high school math and science can’t still be silly and fun?!
Happy August! Here’s a round-up of ideas I’ve written for ways to work some hands-on, educational fun (and just plain old fun!) into homeschooling this time of year… Living math ideas for August Water balloon math, tracking and graphing temperatures, comparing apples and oranges, nature angles… Sunflower sun dials to campfire science: Science and nature [...]
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