Today is Colorado Gives Day, a time when nonprofit organizations ask for your contribution. On this day Pretty Brainy asks that your donation be an investment of time in your daughter. Our recommendation? Math games girls and parents can solve together.
Math Is Beautiful. At least it can be when it has a purpose beyond homework and that purpose makes sense in life! If you like to go shopping, you will like the following math game. If you need practice converting fractions to decimals, you are going to love it — or at least appreciate it!
#ChangeThePattern is an initiative highlighting the need to change the pattern of too few girls in STEAM. The movement promotes the diverse thinking and problem-solving females bring to the table. Purchases from the initiative benefit Pretty Brainy through 1/1/15.
“Sew a Basic Circuit” is a tutorial for girls in STEM, particularly the elementary students of Textiles + TechStyles from Pretty Brainy. Students may reference the video as they construct their prototypes.
The girls were creating technology, and their parents were publicly gushing over the results: this alone may do more for these girls’ interest in STEM/science, technology, engineering and math than anything else that will unfold for them in their K-12 education.