What DID we do all day? : Montessori Math: Fitting It All In, Elementary You are going to either love this post or hate this post depending on if you think like me. Just a warning. You'll probably know pretty quickly which category you fall into. I will forgive you if you abandon me part way through and come back tomorrow when I'm speaking your language again.
The Montessori Great Lesson Page My name is Barbara Dubinsky. I have been involved in the Montessori community for 30 years, through my own children, as an assistant, administrator, Lower Elementary teacher and now as a trainer. Fourteen years ago, I joined the movement of Montessori into the public schools - a most exciting expansion. I teach at a magnet school in Charlotte, NC. It is both challenging and ever so rewarding at the same time. Our school is given much freedom to do what we need to do as Montessorians; we have fought fiercely to have this freedom and have proven that what we do is the best system for children.
KDE Utilities - KCalc KCalc is a calculator which offers many more mathematical functions than meet the eye on a first glance. Please study the section on keyboard accelerators and modes in the handbook to learn more about the many functions available. The latest stable release is version 2.11, included in KDE SC 4.9. VisIt About VisIt VisIt is an Open Source, interactive, scalable, visualization, animation and analysis tool. From Unix, Windows or Mac workstations, users can interactively visualize and analyze data ranging in scale from small (<101 core) desktop-sized projects to large (>105 core) leadership-class computing facility simulation campaigns. Users can quickly generate visualizations, animate them through time, manipulate them with a variety of operators and mathematical expressions, and save the resulting images and animations for presentations.
Plutimikation Homepage Plutimikation is a math learning game for children. It trains basic calculation skills like multiplication in the number range between 1 and 100. It's simple, it works and my daughter likes it. What DID we do all day? : Montessori Math: Fitting It All In, Primary It has been an exciting week in our homeschool as Kal-El moves out of the Montessori Primary math album and into the Montessori Elementary album. He has finally finished everything in the primary except the division memorization work (which he will do alongside the new elementary work). Me Too, who has just begun his first year as a Montessori Elementary student, is still in the primary album for math.
Gray Family Circus: Great Lessons Resources One of the questions I had when I was first considering homeschooling was how I would know what to teach and when to teach it. I wanted something that would give me an outline of topics to cover so we that we wouldn't be stuck learning about Ancient Egypt for four years straight (which is probably what would happen if I followed my boys interests!). I wanted something that would give my children the "big picture" of all the myriad topics of study that exist.
Genius Mathematics Tool and the GEL Language [What is it] [Genius in Use] [Manual/Documentation] [Wiki] [Help out with Genius] [News] [Mailing List] [Requirements] [Download] [Screenshots] What is it Genius is a general purpose calculator program similar in some aspects to BC, Matlab, Maple or Mathematica. It is useful both as a simple calculator and as a research or educational tool. The syntax is very intuitive and is designed to mimic how mathematics is usually written.
Extrema Extrema is a powerful visualization and data analysis tool that enables researchers to quickly distill their large, complex data sets into meaningful information. Its flexibility, sophistication, and power allow you to easily develop your own commands and create highly customized graphs. Earlier versions of Extrema have been released by TRIUMF under the product name Physica. KBruch Description KBruch is a small program to practice calculating with fractions. Therefore 4 different exercises are offered. Exercise Fraction Task - in this exercise you have to solve a given fraction task. You have to enter numerator and denominator. This is the main exercise.