Nspire (no, that’s not a typo) Students in Science and Math

Texas Instruments is one of the leading companies helping teachers and students learn science concepts in a deeper, more engaging way, providing ready-to-use lessons that cover essential science topics and build a more profound understanding of the math concepts that research shows are tough to learn.  They offer an easy, accurate, and inexpensive way to get students started with real-world data collection. We were actually given a TI-nspire CX CAS handheld graphing calculator, easytemp temperature sensor, Continue reading

What Learn To Mod and Mine Craft Really Teach Kids Other Than Programming?

Everyone has heard about Mine Craft, and if you are an UNSCHOOLER you have probably played it more than once. Ok, if you are older than eight and homeschooled, you are probably addicted to the game and have had many conversations with your parents asking if you were going to do anything else today.  So the question is: Is it ok if your child plays Mine Craft all day, every day? The answer you keep Continue reading

Pirate Putt Putt math

We learned all about angles, points, lines,  by playing pirate putt putt. We went through one time completely and then McKenzey had to go potty so we went the second time through twice, we skipped ahead a lot of people.  The girls both got holes in one so the nice owner gave us 2 free games.

Origami great way to learn unschool math

We took Uncle Tom’s advice and tried doing some origami.  First you need thin paper, not construction paper, so you can do the folds. And you need a really good origami app on your iPad 2, or a book that gives really good illustrations of what you need to do. We only had the instruction book and an app, but the paper was way too thick.  So we only made a frog… We also went Continue reading

Marshmallow Math

Geometry or shape building Marshmallow Math involved sticks and marshmallow and making lots of shapes.  We decided to make shapes out of marshmallows and pretzel sticks. Munchy Marshmallow Math turned out to be a fort, which she decided to eat some of before I noticed. Belle’s was a long snake made out of triangles and then it became the moat for the castle. After that we painted the wood shadow box that our Nana gave us for Continue reading