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Sarah E. Goode Lesson and Inventing Activity

  According to US Census records, Sarah E. Goode was born in Ohio. However, other details of her early life are hazy, and reports are conflicting. One thing is for sure: Goode made history in 1885 by being the first (or possibly second) African-American woman to receive a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark […]

Magic Square

Magic squares have been around for thousands of years.  Share this fun and ancient problem solving activity with your kids.  For more math fun, check out our Mathematics line! Select a link below for a printer friendly version. June 2012 Magic Square Worksheet June 2012 Magic Square Solution Simple Solutions Common Core Math Worksheet Generator […]

High School Prep

Students can use the summer break to shore up their study skills and prepare for middle school and high school prep with this summer workbook. All educational standards require students to be able to read and comprehend nonfiction passages at grade level, write objective summaries of nonfiction text, and use context clues to determine the […]

Problem Solving

Summer Solutions Problem Solving provides a way to bridge the summer learning gap while developing fluency with a range of problem-solving strategies. The strategies covered include Make an Organized List, Guess and Check, Solve a Simpler Equation, Design a Table or Chart, Work Backward, Write an Equation, Find a Pattern, Make a Model, Act It […]

Summer Jobs Brainteaser

Try this!  Five teenagers just got summer jobs at Funland Amusement.  Use the facts listed below to determine which teen has been assigned to each job. For help with using deductive reasoning to solve logic problems, click this link: Summer Study Skill’s Help Page       Nigel is an only child.       Louisa is a ticket taker. […]