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Online game: Untangle

Posted by freeschool on January 11, 2008

The game Untangle challenges you to simply fix the lines so that they do not cross. Simply? Ha!

It starts out simple, but gets trickier and trickier.

via MentalFloss

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More time to think for you or your child

Posted by freeschool on January 11, 2008

Lifehack has a post today on “11 tips to carve out more time to think.”  I think this could be applied to those of us in the unschooling/homeschooling life.  The suggestion is to take just one hour of your week to focus entirely on thinking, without distractions.  The lack of distractions alone could be the most difficult part, but assuming you’ve managed to get past that…  here are some of the suggestions on making use of your thinking hour:

  • Think about what you want to write about.
  • Set goals for your thinking hour.
  • Write or type your thoughts.
  • Record yourself talking.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Mindstorm twenty ideas.
  • Meditate.
  • Explore your problems.

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Extended Rebus Puzzle

Posted by freeschool on January 11, 2008

You and your kids may be familiar with Rebus Puzzles (aka Frame Games or Word Picture Puzzles), which are word puzzles that use pictures or words to represent words or parts of words.

A common example would be:

HEAD

HEELS

…. which translates to “head over heels.”

Additional examples of Rebus puzzles:

Anyhow, I always liked these but found them to be a bit tricky sometimes.  Today I ran across this extended version:

rebus

The answer to this puzzle is here.
via Futility Closet 

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