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Is it possible to understand the book of Revelation?

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I don't actually mean to constantly post these videos, BUT this one is of special significance, so I apologize if it's not "your kind of thing" to do... but I do believe SOME of my followers will enjoy it!


The book of Revelation has always been dear to me, and I've always enjoyed whatever I've been able to learn more about it over the years. This video study is just a bare introduction.

My family was privileged to help with the footage for this one — for example, you will see my "middle" daughter near the beginning reading the Book in candlelight, and that clip was shot by my other daughter, as were several others.

SUMMARY provided by author:
In today's world, multitudes of people are writing, teaching, preaching, and talking about the Book of Revelation. It seems there are almost as many interpretations as there are people discussing the book. A majority of preachers seem to indicate that it's difficult to know what many parts of the boo…

Pay What You Want sale

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Currclick is running a "PAY WHAT YOU WANT" sale for a variety of Math Mammoth books from the Blue series.

"Pay What You Want" means exactly that; it also means you CAN even get these books for FREE... though of course, I appreciate it if you pay. But sometimes people are in a really tight financial situation, and I understand that. :)

This sale runs till July 22.

Math Mammoth lesson plans for the Homeschool Planet

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BIG NEWS! Have you heard of Homeschool Planet? It is a calendar product for homeschoolers, developed by the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Well, here's the news: we are developing "LESSON PLANS" for Math Mammoth for the Homeschool Planet. :)

Grades 1-4 are already available as of today.



These plans assign the lessons and tests from Math Mammoth Light Blue series curriculum over a period of so many days, usually around 180-190 days. In the calendar, you can then apply these "days" to the calendar however you want -- even "scoot" them forward if a particular day's assignment doesn't get done.

The plan also allows you one-click access to dozens of my instructional videos, assigned to the matching lessons in the curriculum, as well as many additional Internet resources and games -- one for nearly every day of the plan. You can use these resources for additional practice, for review, for illustrations to clarify a concept, or just for fun.

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Interactive model of the solar system

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Might bookmark this for future use... an INTERACTIVE model of the SOLAR SYSTEM. Kids can see, not only the orbits of the planets, but how fast they travel.

You can speed everyone up... and then Mercury looks like it's twirling around so fast it makes you dizzy -- but Pluto is still just crawling along! You can zoom in and out, go backwards or forwards in time, see information about the planets, include comets, moons, etc. It's really neat!




I suggest choosing the "realistic model" instead of "orrery model" and realistic sizes instead of "large" from the settings (icon for settings is on the left hand side). Often, children end up believing that all the planets are fairly close to the sun because most of the illustrations show the planets unrealistically large and the outer planets unrealistically close to the sun.

Chasing shadows - lesson on video

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I really enjoyed this video on CHASING SHADOWS. There is a really important lesson in it!


How to teach a baby to clean house

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This just made me LAUGH... so funny! You might have already seen it since it's somewhat of an internet sensation, but if not, it's hilarious... or cute!

2048 game - doubling numbers - addictive!

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Here's a fun little game that I really liked! It's calledthe 2048 game.  It is very simple, yet fun.  And it's addictive, I'd say. :)

Slide the tiles using the arrow keys, and if the neighboring numbers are the same, the number will double. (ALL the tiles slide when you press any of the arrow keys, in that direction). The numbers keep doubling... can you reach tile 2048? I haven't yet!



Ambiguous cylinder illusion and its explanation

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This is just mind-boggling at first! Check out the video below to see the so-called ambiguous cylinder illusion. This shape looks like a round cylinder... but in the MIRROR it looks like a rectangular cylinder! (Or vice versa...) Amazing!


This trick with cylinders/squares comes from Kokichi Sugihara, an engineering professor at Meiji University in Japan.





And here WHY the illusion actually works...