Fun is among the criteria for what works in education because my students tell me so. They tell their mothers, too, and the mothers say their daughters think a monthly or weekly Designathon is a good idea. Girls, here it is: 24 hours of Design Thinking begin Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. MST.
"My favorite day of Pretty Brainy," writes Madeleine B., "was when we learned how to solder. . . . It probably will become a very useful skill if I pursue my dreams and become an aerospace engineer." Find out why Madeleine says soldering and helping others are the best ways to spend a Friday night.
Transitioning to a new school can be one of the scariest, most stress-provoking experiences. As teen blogger Kyra says, "High School is seen as this monster where everyone is out to get you." Here is her advice for weathering your first year.
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!