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Christmas mail art

Fibonacci Mail Art

The only thing better than getting mail art is getting Fibonnacci mail art. Well, I’ll allow that quantum mail art of some variety would be wicked cool too: imagine the possiblities for up, down, charm, and strange quark postcards. Or a Heisenberg card: you’d never know for certain both when it had been sent and […]

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How Math Explains the World

This Just Proves I’m a Nerd

I didn’t bring this book home, the Husband did, but it had a really cool cover so I picked it up. And I meandered through the first several chapters because anything that explains my husband’s brain to me is frequently of interest. And after those first few chapters (during which I learned that Pythagoras was […]

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The Maker Loves Bar Graphs

The Maker is in Love

With bar graphs. What could be more fun? Before Halloween, we had a family candy bowl, the contents of which I told him was mainly for his two brothers, who don’t trick or treat (house rule: no trick-or-treating after age 10). So the Maker carefully separated all the candy into equivalent piles for each brother […]

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Math and Jello

The Husband just sent me this fabulous email: * * *A couple of weeks ago, The Maker asked me if we could make some Jello. This morning I asked him if he’d rather read or make Jello and he said make Jello, so I said as soon as he cleaned up his breakfast mess and […]

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indexed

indexed

If you don’t already regularly enjoy Jessica Hagy’s blog Indexed, you should begin now. The book comes out in Feb ’08, too late for Christmas giving, but in plenty of time for next year. I should have added this awesome woman to Must Clicks long ago.

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Math Genius?

Math Genius?

During a recent parent-child homework session we discovered that the Husband can instantly and simultaneously solve four addition flash cards, held upside down by one bemused wife and one increasingly astonished 7 year old son. If we’d had more sons present at the time, the challenge might have escalated. So here is a sentence I […]

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Needed: More Hungry Boys

The Ice loves to cook. This weekend he wanted to make biscuits, a favorite for us. I requested a double batch, since the single barely makes it around the table in our family. The Ice has never made a double batch of anything before, so we talked about careful measurements and keeping track. He waved […]

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