In everyday interactions with children, there are many things that parents can do—and do without lecturing or applying pressure—to help children learn to solve problems, to communicate mathematically and to demonstrate reasoning abilities. These skills are fundamental … [Read more...] about Being a Math Problem Solver
What kind of attitude do you have toward math? Do you believe that math skills are important job and life skills? Do you see math as useful in everyday life? Or do you dread doing things that involve math—figuring out how much new carpet you'll need, balancing the … [Read more...] about Your Math Attitude
Imagine that you wake up one morning to find out you have no memory! You're not able to remember who you are or what happened in your life yesterday or the day before that. You're unable to recognize your children, and you can't communicate with neighbors and other people because … [Read more...] about Introduction to History 1
Very young children can come up with many interesting explanations to make sense of the world around them. When asked about the shape of the earth, for example, some will explain that the earth has to be flat because, if it were round like a ball, people and things would fall off … [Read more...] about Children Have Their Own Scientific Concepts
Science is not just a collection of facts. Of course, facts are an important part of science: Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit (or 0 degrees Celsius), and the earth moves around the sun. But science is much, much more. Science involves: … [Read more...] about What Is Science?