Conceptualizing Large Numbers With Jelly Beans 𐄡
Understanding big numbers and what they really mean is tough. "How Many Jelly Beans?" is a great book for helping with this!
Create a Family Bank to Teach About Compound Interest 🏦
There is more to money management than an understanding of savings and interest income, but these are certainly important!
Four Fun Modifications of Catan That Work with Young Kids 🪵 🧱
Even the setup of Settlers of Catan can be complicated. For it to work well with younger kids, it's best to start with a simpler version.
The Best and Nerdiest Educational Toy Ever 🎁
Learning how to solve a Rubik's cube is an insanely good way to improve your kids' problem solving ability, memory, patience, focus and concentration!
Obscure cardboard costume creation with math and polyhedra nets 🥕
Learning from Monopoly 🎲 at 2.6 years old 👶 (and up)
Board games are incredibly good learning tools, especially for math, reading, problem solving, learning how to develop strategies within existing systems, competition (including how to win and lose with at least some semblance of grace)
Today reading "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Chapter 13
Wow, it never ceases to amaze me how many excellent conversations this book initiates. As you're reading, make sure not to be too rushed. Let your kids ask their questions, and look up the answers (even if you know them yourself). If you load the Wikipedia page, for example, even
One way to help with your kids' social isolation: battleship
Having your kids stuck at home could lead to a bit of social isolation for them. In the first week or so, my oldest son (9 years old) did see a couple of his friends across the street while on walks and shouted "hello", but that hasn't really happened as much recently.
Why "One Grain of Rice" is so awesome
This book (One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale) has to be one of the best ways to teach your kids (and yourself) about exponential growth. Why is it so important to learn about exponential growth? So many processes are governed by exponentials including interest income and debt, information technologies,