I know we listed some in the Roll Call thread, but I would love to hear what others are doing.
I mentioned the MIT Scratch software. We also have an NXT that is built and programed on a regular basis. (My oldest is on the Lego Robotics team at school, too.) At the moment, we are reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which is also being used as his independent reading for language arts class.
My first grader loves to do math. So we do a lot of three digit multiplication problems. Since Georgia's new math curriculum is meant to promote critical thinking, we try to do that at home, too. Another thing we do is read the Magic Tree House books, the corresponding research guide, and plan a trip to the area of the world in which the book is set. We are working on Egypt right now. We don't actually go on these trips, but it is fun to plan them.
I am teaching geometry this semester, and I like to do hands on activities with my students. So my kids are testing a lot of these out for me. Like finding the area of odd shaped rooms in my house.
So what are you all doing? What are your favorite resources? I would love to hear about critical thinking and logic resources you may have.
Edited by nathjodxh, 07 March 2017 - 09:30 AM.