I didn’t make a Thursday video this week. I wonder if you
noticed. I meant to. I even had a ‘great’ video idea. I’d planned to interview Andy,
my school teacher husband. A school teacher with unschooling children? That
might have generated some good conversation. But I never actually got around to
doing the interview. Andy and I got side-tracked with other things.
quite right. I didn’t format a single word. Andy and my older girls did all the hard work. I just
than I imagined. On the publishing website it says…
formatted a book.
know there’s a lot of real life maths involved in NaNoWriMo?
need to write 22 311 more words to get to 50 000. How many days left in the
month? Hang on a minute, and I’ll work out what my average word count needs to
be if I’m going to hit 50 000 by the last day of July…but what if I decide to write
more than 50 000… or what if I want to finish early?”
inside everyone’s heads… even Gemma-Rose’s. She’s been doing lots of maths without
even realising it.
strewing resource ideas and I ended up on a website packed with maths games.
Now I’m rather suspicious of online maths games. Are they just dressed up
drill? The best way to find out is by playing them. So I
decided to do just that. It didn’t take long
before I became very frustrated: “Where are the instructions? I can’t work out
how to play.”
said, “Let me help you, Mum.”
maths game? Well, we ended up spending a rather enjoyable hour
yelling at the games together. Did we learn any maths? I don’t know but we had
fun as we tried to work out what we were supposed to do. I guess we did a lot of problem solving if nothing else.
available for both iPad and Android tablets. I was rather intrigued after
reading this recommendation:
application or the so-called chocolate-covered broccoli that places a veneer of
gamification over traditional drill. The game is not a reward for correctly
answering math problems, the game is it’s own reward and math skills are a mere
side effect of play … ” – Marie Bjerede
description of most maths games. (Though I have nothing against broccoli. I rather like it.)
found a new app.”
exercise. My brain had a bit of a workout. Is Wuzzit Trouble worth playing? It’s probably worth taking a look. And if you don’t like it (or your children don’t like it), it won’t matter because it’s free.
that’s a relief. It must be hard to find enough time to watch all my videos.
post. I am due up at the hairdressers in a few minutes. Maybe you’ll see
my newly trimmed fringe in next week’s video, if I find time to make it.
Did you discover anything interesting? Learn
anything new? Go anywhere exciting? I’d love to hear from you!
I didn’t make any videos or write any blog posts this week, but I did manage to update my Sue Elvis Writes Facebook page a few times. Maybe you visited and noticed!