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Nick’s Mathematical Puzzles

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Nick’s Mathematical Puzzles

The math puzzles presented here are selected for the deceptive simplicity of their statement, or the elegance of their solution. They range over geometry, probability, number theory, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and logic. All require a certain ingenuity, but usually only pre-college math. Some puzzles are original. Explaining how an answer is arrived at is...
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State Fair Dates

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State Fair Dates

Everyone loves fairs, and State Fairs are always the creme de la creme! Most people know when fair time happens in their own state, but what if you’ll be travelling? Or what if you’d like to check out the State Fair for a neighboring state? The unique State Fair Directory lists the dates and...
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Learning at Home

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Learning at Home

Learning At Home: A Mother’s Guide To Homeschooling by Marty Layne, is filled with creative ideas for helping children learn: “…more than a mother’s guide. It’s a rare glimpse into the mind of a thinking parent’s heart and soul…” Marty writes: “My children are now adults. Learning at home together meant we had time...
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A History of the World

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A History of the World

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the British Museum but the actual contents of its inscription is less well-known. The inscription is a decree that affirms the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation in 196 BC. The same inscription is written...
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Atmospheric Optics

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Atmospheric Optics

The site description at Atmospheric Optics reads: “Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles – rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a lifetime sights. Find out where to see...
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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

Your parents probably kept a copy of the venerable Old Farmer’s Almanac around the house – filled with wit and wisdom and surprisingly accurate forecasts, it was a staple of rural life, and a favorite everywhere. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids – a free online interactive website – offers the same mix of...
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Archaeology Resources

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Archaeology Resources

Time Travel with a Teaspoon: Archaeology For Kids by Rebecca Rupp was featured in the September-October 1998 issue of Home Education Magazine. Rebecca opened the column by writing: Caleb, our youngest son, wants (just now) to be an archaeologist when he grows up. Accordingly, he reads everything he can find on archaeological topics, surfs...
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Crafts for Learning

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Crafts for Learning

Award-winning author Kathy Ceceri’s Crafts for Learning activities are a fun and educational way to teach kids about discover science, math, history and art! Kathy writes: “Crafts-based lessons blend art and technology. They show how culture, language, environment, technology and trade influence the way people live. And they’re fun! “Crafts connect us to people...
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SparkNotes

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SparkNotes

SparkNotes is a free online resource and series of study guides, also available via print, which students can turn to when they’re confused about a subject or searching for explanations. They help the reader understand books, write papers, and study for tests – clearly and concisely, and they never leave out important info. The...
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Crayola Creativity Guide

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Crayola Creativity Guide

From the official Crayola site: The seeds of creativity live in everyone. Some individuals are fortunate — their sprouting imagination was nurtured and grown into strong creative thinking abilities. Their parents and teachers nourished them with creative experiences and confidence building responses to their attempts, throughout their childhood. Creative people invent, imagine, problem-solve, create,...
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