I was trying to teach my youngest son to use nail clippers, he struggled, I talked about leverage. This prompted us to watch a YouTube video, about the mighty mathematics of the lever, with his younger sisters… 4 days later we’re at the park, they and a friend jump on a double see saw (4 of them, and a little out of balance). My youngest daughter (5) starts shouting “lean forward, lean back”, co-ordinating the others to shift the weight distribution and get the see saw motion going. A very bright girl, I’m in awe of her ability to capture useful information, recall it at exactly the point of need, and take charge to drive change.

home educated. unschooled.

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes