Archive for February 6th, 2007

Covering Her Bases

February 6, 2007 @ 1:01 pm | Filed under:

Flipping through Rose’s Latin book, I saw a snippet of vocabulary: "Mea
culpa—my fault." Underneath them, Rose has penciled in: "But what about
it’s NOT my fault?"

20/400 Foresight

February 6, 2007 @ 11:45 am | Filed under:

It is so intensely frustrating to me that I still cannot locate the Math-U-See Algebra program I bought before we left Virginia. Argh argh argh. Here I thought I was being ohhh so clever, buying it early while we still lived in a state with lower sales tax than California’s.

I have been through every box, I think. And yet I know it’s there, it must be there, somewhere.

Jane finished the MUS Pre-Algebra book shortly after we arrived here. Since then, we’ve been working out of the Jacobs Algebra book, which is certainly an excellent text. It’s just not Math-U-See. And she loooves Math-U-See. And I love it, too, because Steve Demme’s explanations of concepts are so clear and simple and memorable; and because Jane can work through it on her own.

Note to self: Leave the cleverly frugal strategies for people who are, you know, ORGANIZED and can remember where they put things.