Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Apple-lutely Fruity Fractions

Here is a fantastic introduction to basic fractions, starting with whole, halves, thirds and quarters. It is called Magnetic Apple Fractions and can be found at Education Station. The pieces are magnetic and connect to show how many of each fraction it takes to make a whole. In the box you'll find a small pamphlet of activity suggestions for larger groups. However, large groups are not necessary to enjoy these brightly colored math manipulatives. It is just as fun for the individual child to discover the basics of fractions using play, brief discussion and adapting group games for one on one activities.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Creativity, Your Child & The School System

"Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity." This video is a must see for all parents and teachers who desire to help their child's built in genius thrive. Watch now to see why Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on