## Which is tallest? An elementary math problem

Which is tallest? It’s a tricky question.  Which person from feet to head has the greatest height? Obviously that would be the first person on the left.  We will call her Giraffe.  If all 3 people were standing on flat ground, Giraffe would be … Continue reading

## What is in a Unit Study Packet?

These unit studies are designed using the classical approach to education.  Each packet consists of short reading passages for the child or teacher to read, vocabulary, copywork, activities, discussion questions, enrichment activities, and an assessment.  Each unit study is scripted … Continue reading

## The Student Notebook

Naturally curious, young children learn about their world through observation.  Children can spend hours playing in the backyard, observing their surroundings, learning every nook and cranny the backyard offers.  They probably know your backyard better than you do!  Observation is … Continue reading

## Introducing Unit Studies

I am going to branch out this webpage to include unit studies in science for the elementary grades. These unit studies are designed for the homeschooled student, but teachers are welcome to use the materials and ideas, expanding on them … Continue reading

## Punnett Squares: an Introduction

Punnett squares are diagrams that help student assess genotypic and phenotypic probabilities of the offspring generation.  The simplest Punnett squares look at just a single trait, or gene.  Genes, many times, have two varieties, called alleles.  Diploid individuals (like us!) … Continue reading