Simple. Fun. Whiteboards.

My favorite mathy moments are the ones I didn't expect. SeveralĀ  months ago, I decided to make a whiteboard mandala for my kids to color. They had fallen in love with an adhesive one that was stuck to a table at the children's library in town, but I didn't want to pay $100 to buy... Continue Reading →

Inspiring Growth Mindset

The 8-year-old already describes himself as a "math guy." Though he loves to read, and he writes some very thoughtful things on school papers, he claims that he is "not good" at writing and that it is much too difficult and laborious (my word, not his.) There is nothing wrong with having a preference. And... Continue Reading →

Should You Do Your Kid’s Homework?

No! Of course not. Well...maybe. It depends. Here was the situation: The 8-year-old, a.k.a the-second-grader, came home with an assignment. He was supposed to read two books by the same author, then DO something of his choosing related to that author. He couldĀ make a poster or draw a picture or write a letter or anything... Continue Reading →

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