Thursday, April 12, 2012

Math Atheist

Headline: "Disaster: Devout Math Evangelist Gave Birth to Math Atheist"
That would be me and my child.

Thanks to Pi Day and the Sir Cumference series by Cindy Neuschwander, I saw glimmers of hope on the horizon. Serena discovered a new toy - the protractor - and has been seen measuring "angles" around the house. I took advantage of her new found interest in Geometry and temporarily abandoned the much despised Arithmetic. She thought that hendecagons and dodecagons sound hilarious and acute angles are so cute; she squishes herself and claims that she's trapped by the trapezoid. I always know she's enjoying herself when she starts making up jokes:

"Mommy, what do Protractors sing in heaven?"
"ANGLES we have heard on high, sweetly singing o'er the PLANES..."
And then she laughs herself silly.

I still have hope to convert her one day...

Related Resources:
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by Cindy Neuschwander
Shape Up: Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons by David A. Adler
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents by David A. Adler
DVD Geometry: Triangle and Other Polygons (Schlessinger Media)
DVD Geometry (Stone House Productions)


  1. why were you doing algebra ... good job Serena on your geometry. Sounds like you are having lots of fun!

    1. Oooops, did I say algebra? I meant arithmetic... Are they not the same thing? :p

  2. makes more sense ... I was beginning to think J was really behind because we're not doing algebra :) Glad she's enjoying math though!

  3. Keep it fun at all times
    It works so much better
    Love Nanny & Papa