Mexican Homeschool Camp

A group of Mexican believers who homeschool their children (relatively rare in this country) spent a few days at Camp Koinonia last week for a family homeschool camp.

A few months ago the organizers had asked Bethie to do a couple of math workshops since their camp was to focus on educational topics. On Saturday Beth drove up to the camp with Karin Rountree (a visiting CAM Mobilization staff member) and did two hands-on math-based crafts revolving around Pi and something that involved spirals and dots…and I have no idea what it was. Hey, I’m a rocket scientist not a mathematician…or something like that.

Speaking of math, one of our recent blog guests has this math joke posted on his own math-based blog (, and he found the joke somewhere else on the Internet…so this is original with someone, somewhere(!):

One day, Jesus said to his disciples: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like 3x squared plus 8x minus 9.”

A man who had just joined the disciples looked very confused and asked Peter: “What, on earth, does he mean by that?”

Peter replied: “Don’t worry – it’s just another one of his parabolas.”

About alanbeth

What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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2 Responses to Mexican Homeschool Camp

  1. That was not spirals and dots! That was a drawing of an eye! I’m a wonderful artist . . . Mmm!Hmm!The kids had to discover Pi by measuring and dividing Circumference by diameter of as many circular objects as they could find. Then we used colored beads to string the first 50 digits of Pi. Most of the older kids could say it to me by the end!The second workshop was on learning styles. Where your eyes slide when you are thinking is one of the indicators of how you learn. We had fun discovering how we learn and how our kids learn.


  2. dbecker says:

    Wow, Beth, sounds really cool! Could you pass that on…the Pi activity and the eyes sliding thing. Haven’t heard that one before! Fun to see you still helping out poor lost math souls out there! 🙂


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