Ooh, You’re So Calculating!

Recently I was looking through a second or third grade math text and was pretty amazed to find that it contained about four months worth of calculator lessons. Well, they called it something cooler than that but it was basically lessons on how to operate a...

Stay-at-home Moms Get No Respect!

I'm not exactly a retiring person. My mother used to say I had a “strong personality.” So, when it comes to life situations, I'm pretty up front. Still, I can't seem to get anyone to take my life seriously. Especially at church. I suppose lots of...

Homeschool Freaks & Geeks

Rachel Winder from Scottsdale, Arizona writes: I liked your article and I have been thinking about home-schooling, but I keep wondering how your kids can ever learn to get along with people if they are always so sheltered. (My mother-in-law keeps asking me that, too.)...

Homeschoolers Are Out of This World

Patricia from San Jose, California, writes: The church teaches us to be “in the world, but not of the world.” How can anyone homeschool their children with this in mind? If all the good LDS people leave the public schools, the influence we have in the...

Learning to Love Math

When I was nearly four years old, my father received his PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and since that time he has been a professor of mathematics at Brigham Young University. On June 30th, 1995, he retired, was granted emeritus...