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Pythagorean theorem

The image below shows the use of Freobel's gift number 5 to demonstrate the validity of the Pythagorean Theorem, one of the foundational principles of mathematics. Most students are required to memori

14 hours ago

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5, 5b and 6

I have been working on gifts 5, 5b and 6 and the chapter that includes these gifts. This photo shows the set of blocks that Froebel designed as set number 5. This was the set of blocks used by older c

1 day ago

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the impulse for action and work...

"The impulse for action and work makes the child hammer and knead, scrawl and cut whatever falls into his hands. It is the office of education to come to the assistance of this natural striving which

2 days ago

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homeschool class 2

Today I held my second home school woodworking class in a 4 week series of once a week classes. The students are working on toy trains based on a model wooden locomotive I had available as an example.

3 days ago

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in the depths not the shadows of the soul...

The following is from the Pedagogical Seminary volume IX, an article written by G. Stanley Hall, Where work that the boy has made himself with his own hands goes, there his interest follows. His readi

4 days ago

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