Thursday, 25 September 2008

We could get out the flour

Not to bake a cake. We already did that. This time we spread the flour over the kitchen table.

Because today we are finding out about Thales and any angle drawn in a semicircle is always a right angle. You see? Home education Maths can make perfect sense for five minutes, then entertain us all for at least an hour before everyone starts building flour pyramids and mummy Grit realises the vacuum cleaner doesn't work.

And this is all the fault of that most wonderful book we are following, Murderous Maths: Vicious circles and other savage shapes. Thank goodness no-where in this book does it mention icing sugar.


Michelle said...

Ah yes. C has a love of icing sugar ever since a maths lesson from Beccy where the girls had to complete sums written in the icing sugar.

The Dotterel said...

Wow! What a book - where d'you get it?

Grit said...

hi michelle! i think even i would've taken to icing sugar maths.

hi dotterel. well the library is a good start... actually this one i bought in the library sale. it's the sort of book one doesn't like to give back, especially when we have completed the 'things to do', which are best when they are messiest.

Suburbia said...

Great idea. I wish we could do that at school!! Somehow I don't think it would go down well wit h the staff!

Michelle said...

For the dotterel: