A short moment for a commercial interlude: I highly recommend Mathletics.com, a math website both Austen and flora have been rockin’ on for the last few weeks. With the following review by Austen:
Austen: You know what would make Mathletics better? You get points for right answers, right? But it would be so much better if you could use those points to buy guns and then fire them at stuff while you’re thinking.
All you need to know about why we play with, rather than formally teach, math: http://www.maa.org/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf
The best thing about unschooling is that yer kids spontaneously decide to spend two hours on their “sick” Sunday afternoon doing math. The worst thing about unschooling is that I then have to spend two hours of my “sick” Sunday afternoon with alien addition, slimy substraction, piffy patterns and monstrous multiplication… ;P I am now going to make them play video games.