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Articles in category: Dialectic Stage (ages 12 to 14)

The Curious Case of the Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance Formula

Students often view mathematics as merely a collection of formulas they have to memorize, rather than ideas they need to understand. Because of this, students learning mathematics often miss some of the important connections between ideas within mathematics. Missing...
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Why a Lead Learner Will Never Be a Fully-Rendered Panda

I don’t remember why we were talking about math curricula, but Julie, a friend of mine who home-educates her children, was clearly frustrated with solutions manuals and answer keys.   “They give you a few steps to get started, and then abruptly jump to the solution...
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Fresh Fire

by Cara
Thursday, 07 December, 2017
categories: Dialectic Stage (ages 12 to 14)
As a tutor, at the end of every Challenge B year, I feel like I couldn’t possibly love a class more. Then the next year’s class comes along and my newest claim is that I couldn’t possibly love a class more than this one.   Every year, my vibrant mix of students is...
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The Penelope

Characters: Socrates, a famous philosopher Penelope, a home school mom Penelope: Socrates, I am pleased to meet you. I hear you know stuff. Can you tell me how someone becomes a Lead Learner? Socrates: Nice to meet you, Penelope. I don’t know much at all, so I am...
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Declarations of a Challenge A Mom

For those of you who know me, you know that my journey through Classical Conversations is a different one from most. I started working with Classical Conversations in 2006. It was small then; I remember once someone saying something about corporate and someone else...
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