Tag Archives: STEM

STEM Classes for Kids: Do they help or hinder curiosity?

  Someone posed this question to me the other day: “My daughter is showing increased interest in math and science.  Should I enroll her in STEM day-camps, after-school classes, or extra-curricular activities geared to STEM?” Which got me thinking, do … Continue reading

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The Door Stopper

My son was 2 years old and loved those door stoppers that went twang. You know those coiled thingys with the white rubber cap.  They drove me crazy! I wanted to remove them all. But I didn’t, because my son … Continue reading

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Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook

My son finished his very first online math class at age 14. We started at a grade 8 (Alberta) level which seems to bridge elementary and high school math concepts nicely. He learned integers, fractions, decimals, prisms, pythag, variables, relations, … Continue reading

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Unschooling and STEM Careers

You’ve probably noticed it. Your daughter loves playing with lego, taking apart appliances, building complicated computer programs, making potato guns and playing video games. She loves logic, order and computation. She is probably headed to a STEM career. STEM careers … Continue reading

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