## “Do You Know What I Like About Binary Code?”

“Do you know what I like about binary code?”, asked my 4th grader out of nowhere. “What?” “Each number has only one way. For example, 20 is 16+4. But if you used 8+4+2+1, that would only be 15, which isn’t… Continue Reading

## Not Quite 11 Triangles

A few mornings ago, my son and I were sitting on the couch waking up to the day. I was sipping my coffee and he was just staring up at the ceiling. He broke the silence to ask me, “Dada,… Continue Reading

## A Near Miss

Recently, I was working with my son on some of his Beast Academy homework on tangrams. Tangrams are a set of seven tiles (5 triangles of 3 different sizes along with a square and a parallelogram) that can be arranged to… Continue Reading

## Square Sum Puzzles

A couple nights ago, my son was finishing up his nightly Beast Academy and enjoying the puzzles so much that he took his workbook with him at bedtime and continued to work for another hour! He was in a section of… Continue Reading

## My Little Monster

My oldest son has good taste. For as long as he’s been in school, his favorite subject has been math. I was not his first math teacher. That honor goes to video games. He learned to count by tracking the… Continue Reading