Show Your Work

I’m standing in my kitchen, hovering over my son’s shoulder as I read his math question.  “Cal is buying a TV for $429 and a DVD player for $129. He rounds to the nearest tenth to calculate his cost. Round to the nearest tenth and find the total that Cal found.”  “This is useful math,” … Continue reading Show Your Work

Flies and Chocolate

“Mama! Did you know that without flies we wouldn’t have chocolate,” my 8-year-old son yells from the dining room table. He’s doing research for a project on pollinators that his teacher assigned him. It’s part of his new remote learning, part of our new normal. I had hoped he would choose to research butterflies, but … Continue reading Flies and Chocolate