Thursday, August 04, 2011
This morning I pulled out the book "Math Wizardry for Kids" and we started with the first chapter on triangles and making a magic cat out of triangles. Then we practiced measuring the angles with a protractor and finding out the secret of triangle angles. We learned about hypotenuse, scalene, right angle, and isocolese (sp???) triangles. I love this book. It's solid math, but the kids loved it and wanted to do more!!
We also had an enormously fun time playing with a box of cornstarch and a whole lot of water. What a mess, but my, it was fun. I highly recommend it. I have no idea why it behaves the way it does (guess we'll have to look into that for a chem lesson tomorrow), but the kids had a blast.