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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Living Math Books

LivingMath has some wonderful living math book lists, everything from early concepts to geometry to spacial ideas. From their site:

This site is dedicated to sharing resources for learning, exploring and enjoying math in a dynamic and holistic manner, for all ages.

They also have a Yahoo groups page LivingMathForum,which I plan on joining. I can't wait to delve into this site and Yahoo group and will report back!

A Beautiful Evening

We have a beautiful pond right off of our deck and last night while eating dinner outside we had one of our first springtime visitors. A beautiful Mallard that splashed and preened in front of us while eating all the goodies out of the pond. The kids were fascinated and spent a half an hour looking at her and asking questions. I found an old copy of a field guide for birds and we looked her up, discussing why she wasn't a certain duck and how we determined she was a Mallard. Blue grabbed his nature journal and drew picture of the pond and duck and practiced writing his name and date on his paper. Red showed some interest in drawing in her journal and Yellow just enjoyed taking in the scene. I'm looking forward to many more days like this.