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    #28321 - 10/15/08 08:38 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: LMom]
    Kriston Offline
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    Good help! Thanks, LMom!

    Yes, we should definitely compare engineering notes. Have you discovered "How It's Made" on the Science Channel yet? DS7 LOVED that show for a while. He could talk for hours about how golf balls and streetlights were made. laugh It's boring as sin to a non-engineer, but DS7 and DH (the engineer) could watch it for hours almost without blinking! LOL!

    Of course, "Mythbusters" on the Discovery Channel is also great, even for me. I love those nerds! grin

    Have you given your DS broken appliances and let him tear them apart to see the inside? That's always a hit for engineer-y kids. My dad used to take two broken appliances, crack them open, and create one that worked. A skill I wish I had...
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    #28322 - 10/15/08 08:42 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: Kriston]
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    LOL! Like a toast-blender?

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    #28323 - 10/15/08 08:50 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: Kriston]
    st pauli girl Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Kriston
    SPG, you'd be surprised how much comes back to you. Honest!


    We'll see, but some of the things you have been discussing were never "there" in the first place, so they won't be able to come back! (i suppose you'll be telling me there are octagonal numbers, too...) I'm sure DS4 will be telling me soon "i think [insert any name here] knows way more about math [or insert any other topic] than you do."

    Oh, and I had to look up heuristics too.

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    #28324 - 10/15/08 08:57 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: st pauli girl]
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    Loc: Sparta, apparently
    See: octagonal numbers

    grin

    DS6 once decided to insult DD11 by telling her that she had a short-term memory but he had a long-term memory, which was why he could remember so much more than she could. (He went on to add that he could remember things from before she was born, which was just preposterous enough to cause her to walk away without trying to fight.)
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    #28325 - 10/15/08 09:05 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: kcab]
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    well, humph!

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    #28326 - 10/15/08 09:06 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: st pauli girl]
    Kriston Offline
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    Originally Posted By: st pauli girl
    We'll see, but some of the things you have been discussing were never "there" in the first place, so they won't be able to come back! (i suppose you'll be telling me there are octagonal numbers, too...) I'm sure DS4 will be telling me soon "i think [insert any name here] knows way more about math [or insert any other topic] than you do."

    Oh, and I had to look up heuristics too.


    I did, too, the first time I came across the word in teaching lingo, SPG. No worries there. Some of it is just experience with teaching materials.

    I learned about triangular numbers from a "math with pattern blocks" book that I bought for this school year. I had never heard of them before that. Haven't we all made pyramids out of stuff before though? The concept is there, even if the terminology isn't.

    I'm telling you, you're ahead of the game! Your child is three years younger than mine, and you know as much as I know on this subject already! So much comes out of the learning materials you find...

    Oh, and from this forum, of course! laugh

    And now I'm off to look at that octagonal numbers link. I've never heard of those...
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    #28432 - 10/16/08 07:36 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: Kriston]
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    Originally Posted By: Kriston
    Have you discovered "How It's Made" on the Science Channel yet? DS7 LOVED that show for a while. He could talk for hours about how golf balls and streetlights were made. laugh It's boring as sin to a non-engineer, but DS7 and DH (the engineer) could watch it for hours almost without blinking! LOL!

    Of course, "Mythbusters" on the Discovery Channel is also great, even for me. I love those nerds! grin


    Thanks for the recommendations. I just told our TiVo about it smile
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    #28566 - 10/18/08 01:44 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: LMom]
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    We're a big "How's It Made" and Mythbusters household!!! In fact it's where DS8 learned to use the word "d&*n^" thanks again Adam. Ha Ha Ha.

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    #28569 - 10/18/08 02:44 PM Re: A good homeschooling math day. [Re: Dazed&Confuzed]
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    Yes, I do wish they wouldn't curse. But I'm willing to overlook it since it's such a great show otherwise. We just use it as a teachable moment to talk about appropriate and inappropriate language.

    Plus, I confess, it's not like my kids have never heard me slip before... blush
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