In the words of my hero of middle school math, Richard Rusczyk
(Who is, it turns out, from Decatur, Alabama)
(By the way, I attended two middle school open houses this past week [yes, maybe…thanks, Confirmation!] and neither math teacher had heard of Art of Problem Solving. Get on it, people. It really is the best.)
Yeah, done with that thing. We’ll probably be able to come out with the news in couple of months. I’m excited. My friend Ann has, once again, done amazing, gorgeous work, and I can only pray the text will do the paintings justice….
This is what dinner looks like when Mom is on deadline. Sorry about that, but that’s way it has to be for a day or two.
(What’s he watching? This. New obsession. )
Yes, yes, snow and ice. Here’s my take. It was in the 60’s today, so all is well. Except for the fact that in this area, there was only one day of school this week. One.
NOT FOR US, though! Sure, we took it a little easier because friends being out of school put a little pressure on our time, plus there was that whole “drive to Fort Payne and back for no good reason” thing on Tuesday.
But we tried. We did our math, our Latin, and lots and lots of saints and King David and such.
Here’s how our version of sort of unschooling works, in case you were wondering.
Joseph and I were watching Hoosiers one night this week. He said, “The basketball court’s not right. Where’s the 3-point line?”
So the next day, I printed out a couple of things. I printed out an article about the origins of the 3-point line, and then another list of all the rule changes in college (I know) basketball for the last century or so. This one. Pretty interesting. So then he read it all, and I had him brainstorm about the rule changes, and then write a paragraph, emphasis on good topic and closing sentences. He did a very good job, and it didn’t take him forever, and it wasn’t torturous for either of us.
Okay, someone wants to play Minecraft. Gotta go. Let’s see…I’ll close with a couple of book notes.
I received a review copy of this in the mail, and am really enjoying it so far. The title may prompt you think that it’s all obscure and erudite. It is the latter, but it’s not obscure at all. It’s my kind of history, busting all the myths and assumptions. Excellent. More later. Because, mods.
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