Risky Math

Don't read this if your children are happily following their regular school math curriculum at home. Do read this if you need to be reassured that the activities your children prefer to do may actually have educational value. Right now, my children prefer to play board games.** And not the board games I like. Today... Continue Reading →

Reading Math – 2 books to enjoy

Literacy is important. Numeracy is important. So...why not combine literacy and numeracy while learning about real people and real events? I get giddy when I enter the children's section of the library or bookstore these days because there are SO many wonderful books to discover. Here are two books I recommend reading to your child.... Continue Reading →

Be Logical, Part 2

"In math the technique we use is logic. We only want to use sheer logical reasoning. Not experiments, not physical evidence, not blind faith or hope or democracy or violence. Just logic. So what are the things we study? We study anything that obeys the rules of logic." -Eugenia Cheng, How to Bake Pi The... Continue Reading →

Helping Your Kids Do “School” Math

I was recently asked to tutor a high school student who was struggling with┬ánatural logarithms and the number e. My first reaction was, "Oh. Crud. I don't remember that stuff very well." My second thought was, "Not an issue! My schedule is packed, and I'm not even available to tutor!" My┬áthird and more thoughtful reaction... Continue Reading →

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