Purple Comet! Math Meet

The 2012 Purple Comet! Math Meet is a free, on-line, team competition for middle and high school students around the world. Every team needs an adult supervisor. Homeschoolers are welcome and should register under the Mixed Team category.

Register now. The contest will run Tuesday, April 17, through Thursday, April 26, 2012. That gives your team plenty of time for practice sessions between now and then.


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What I’m Reading: Fermat’s Enigma

Homeschooling is much more than just doing school at home — it’s a lifelong lifestyle of learning. And thanks to the modern miracle of inter-library loan, even those of us who live in the middle of nowhere can get just about any book sent directly to our tiny home-town libraries.

As I mentioned in Math Teachers at Play 46, I’m trying to add more living books about math to our homeschool schedule, including my own self-education reading. So, a copy of Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem finally showed up at my library, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

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Math Mammoth Sale @ HSBC

March is Math Mammoth Month at The Homeschool Buyers Co-op. HSBC is offering a group buy on Math Mammoth packages, at savings up to 50% off.You can choose from the following Series Packages:

  • Blue: Grades 1 – 6
  • Light Blue: Grades 1 – 6
  • Golden/Green: Grades 1 – 8/9
    (This is what I bought as the backbone of Kitten’s middle school math.)
  • All Inclusive Package: ALL THREE of the above Series Packages
  • The Everything Bundle: All of the above, plus plenty of real-world math activities for middle school and high school.

If you’ve read my review of Math Mammoth and have been thinking about trying the program, this is a great chance to stock up on several levels at a great discount. Check it out!

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