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The Actuarial Fundation-Youth Program

The Actuarial Fundation-Youth Program offers several math books to help children develop math skills. The Student’s Books and Teacher Guides can be downloading for Free in PDF format. Also, they can be order in print for a small donation of about $ 2.50 per book.

Check the whole list of materials. For grades 4 to [...]

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I like software, so does Octavio.
I ask my friend Minnie about how to introduce Octavio in programming. She recommends me Scratch. There are several tutorials on YouTube. The program is simple but effective. It is a nice tool to allow children to develop their first projects.

Scratch: overview from andresmh on Vimeo.

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2 Million Minutes

…The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and,
to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap…
2 Million Minutes” is a series of documentary films exploring how students in the United States, India, and the People’s Republic of China spend the nominal 2,000,000 minutes of their [...]

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The World is Flat & Creating Innovators

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster that the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It does not matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes up, [...]

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Waiting for Superman & Declining by Degrees

Two interesting documentaries:
Waiting for “Superman”, The film analyzes the failures of the American public education system by following several students as they strive to be accepted into a charter school.
Declining by Degrees ,looks at what’s really going on in higher education.

The documentaries are divided in 11 parts. Look for the playlist button to locate [...]

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College By Twelve

Long ago, a good friend told me about Collge by Twelve. Now, that Octavio is 8, I am looking how to incorporate the Harding Family’s suggestions.

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HSLDA International

The Home School Legal Defense Association HSLDA has International Services for American Families living outside the United States and to Citizen of Other Nations.

Next a short summary of the situation of US Homeschoolers overseas:
American families homeschooling overseas, are not required to comply with any state regulations. Families only need to follow the homeschool law for [...]

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