Today there was coffee ! And some applied maths... multiple-step multiplication and addition to work out the right number of blocks to make paths in Minecraft, for both kids. Also some discussion about different patterns and how to construct them. In between that there was a trip to the shops, a library visit for new… Continue reading What Did We Do Today?
That was the topic of a recent update over at the NCHENZ website. It seems that even if you are currently home educating, your curiosity about how other people do things is still alive and well. The short answer is - there are as many 'typical' days as there are families following this educational path.… Continue reading What do we do all day?
Yes, in this part of the world it is time to reflect on things financial. We've been doing things to induce some financial literacy in the Oh Waily kids for a while now, mostly around basic mathematics and learning about handling cash through pocket money. Along with this we have amongst our board game collection a… Continue reading Money Week 2014
Last Thursday I popped around to our local HE group's librarian and picked up a set of Cuisenaire rods to help me try to explain some mathematical ideas to Miss Oh Waily. When I let her open the box the following day to take a look while I was finishing up some work of my… Continue reading The Art of Maths
In the Oh Waily household we pretty much do some sort of formal maths each day. And on any days that we don't sit down at our books, we certainly discuss and do mental sums in our real life. Yesterday and the day before we moved on to addition within 1000 for Miss Oh Waily. … Continue reading Numbers by Miss Oh