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Son gets a little too creative with his homework

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:34am

The kids were working on their homework recently when my 7-year-old son disappeared down the hall. A couple minutes later he returned to the living room, and plopped himself on the couch with his papers. That's when he proudly announced, “No point in doing it the old-fashioned way!”

I was in the kitchen, but I just had to see what he was up to. I couldn't imagine what my son might consider “old-fashioned” or what that had to do with his homework.

The mathematical virtues of a cheese quesadilla

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 9:26pm

This summer my kids participated in Live Oak Library's reading program, and again I found it to be a great way to encourage my young readers. There is a lot of emphasis in parenting circles on developing our children's reading skills, which is good. I am surprised, however, at the lack of emphasis on nurturing a love for math and numbers.

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