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Meet a Homeschooler: Calypso from Ostara Clothing

Education methods Meet a Homeschooler

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Meet a Homeschooler: Calypso from Ostara Clothing

Do you believe that maths is everywhere? When I found Ostara Clothing on Instagram, I instantly wanted to know more about the 13 year old homeschooler behind the venture (sure that there was maths to be found!). Calypso kindly agreed to be part of an interview here on the blog. I hope her story inspires us to allow our children freedom to follow their ideas, with confidence in the learning that takes place. Let us see that maths is everywhere.   A spring picnic in Jardin des Tuileries 💐 Wearing items from the new Spring Summer collection. All clothing, food,...

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UNITS ON SALE

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UNITS ON SALE

Units are on sale this weekend, until Midnight Monday 12th June AEST (excludes Games for Good). Simply enter QUEENS25 at checkout then get ready for some math adventures.Visit the SHOP HERE.  Xx Becky  

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Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees - Guest Post

Free activity home made math Measurement Multiage Outside

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Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees - Guest Post

I'm so very excited to give you this guest post from Sarah Richards. I saw a picture of her children doing this activity on instagram and asked her to do up a blog post to share here! It is such a great example of hands on, out door practical math. Plus she shares how she adjusts the activity for different ages. Enjoy... Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees By Sarah Richards I love Becky's hands on approach to math, and we really enjoy her units. I was so happy when she asked me to share this simple maths in...

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Math as a Language Tool

Education methods Vocab

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Math as a Language Tool

Today on Instagram I mentioned that I was gently introducing the language of ”survey” to my not yet 5 year old daughter*. I felt hesitant about including it in my comment, which got me thinking, why? Why am I nervous about saying I’m teaching math vocabulary to a young child? ... it’s totally the people pleaser in me coming out. Would someone think I was pushing her too hard? Or my math agenda too much? Would people think I’m just all about academics? Or would they roll their eyes and say, “As if a 4 year old will get that!”...

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Adding Machine Tutorial for Alice and Ames

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Adding Machine Tutorial for Alice and Ames

If you follow me on instagram, you will have seen the fun little adding machine my daughter and I made together. We made it out of the postage box her Alice & Ames dress in. I've totally not been paid or given anything to say this but best. dress. ever. So when Alice & Ames asked if I would write up a tutorial for how to make the "machine" I was very happy to oblige. You can find the full tutorial here.  Xx Becky PS if you like playful math don't forget to check out Games for Good raising funds...

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