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3 February 2022

Royal Fireworks Math Book Wins Award!

We’re proud to announce that Robert Black’s mathematical biography “Benoit Mandelbrot: Reshaping the World” has been selected for the 2022 Best STEM Books list! The selection is a joint project of the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council.

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2 February 2022

6 Surprising Mathematical Back Stories

Have you ever wondered where mathematicians get their ideas? New mathematical breakthroughs can have some surprising origins. Here are six fascinating mathematical back stories.

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25 January 2022

Royal Fireworks Honored with Global Homeschool Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been honored for the third consecutive year with the 2022 Best Homeschool Curriculum and Resources Award by howtohomeschool.net!

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21 January 2022

A New Biography for Mathematicians and Historians Both!

We’re excited to announce the publication of the newest book in the Mathematical Lives series of biographical novels: “Edward Lorenz and the Chaotic Butterflies.” If you’ve ever heard of “the Butterfly Effect,” then you’ve heard the term that was coined for Lorenz’s discovery, which led to the revolutionary concept of chaos theory.

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15 January 2022

Poodle Knows Poetry Wins Prestigious Award!

Michael Clay Thompson has done it again! The third installment of the Poodle series, “Poodle Knows Poetry,” has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services by the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards.

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15 December 2021

A New Story that Teaches Young Children Multiplication!

We’re excited to announce the next book in the Awesum Alex series: “Awesum Alex, Math Detective: The Multiplication Problem.” Children who have been following Alex and her friends through the addition and subtraction books will be thrilled to encounter them again as they learn how to multiply!

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11 December 2021

Announcing a New Philosophy Book!

Our newest philosophy book, “The Paradox Box,” teaches philosophy through a historical fiction story that draws students in to the life and times of Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. The accompanying guidebook is filled with original readings and questions that will keep kids thinking and debating long after they’ve closed the book.

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22 November 2021

Announcing a Helpful Video to Guide Homeschoolers New to MCT

We are proud of the award-winning MCT language arts curriculum, but homeschooling parents can be overwhelmed by the scope of information when they’re first introduced to it. If you are interested in the MCT curriculum but are unsure of how to implement it, we’ve created an informative five-minute video explainer just for you!

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10 November 2021

Announcing the Newest Book by Michael Clay Thompson!

We’re thrilled to announce that the newest book by Michael Clay Thompson is now available! “Poodle Knows Poetry” is the third book in the Poodle series, Michael’s preliminary-level books for kids ages 6-9. Children who befriended Poodle the chicken in the first two books will be delighted to discover him again as he explains the fundamentals of poetic devices to his surprised (and ornery!) author.

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3 November 2021

Royal Fireworks Students Win Big in Writing Contest!

We are excited to announce that five of the students in our Online Learning Community creative writing courses won or placed in the international Saugus Halloween writing contest! These results are a combination of great students and a sound educational approach.

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19 October 2021

Science Resources for the Next Generation of Leaders and Innovators!

October is Energy Awareness Month. From the current energy crisis in drought-stricken areas of the western U.S. that rely on hydroelectric power to the price of oil surging globally, energy is something that everyone should understand, and children are no exception. In fact, they’re the ones who will need to understand it best. We offer two great resources to help kids learn about energy.

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12 October 2021

October is Emotional Wellness Month, and that goes for kids, too!

The month of October has been designated Emotional Wellness Month, and while many groups and organizations will be focused on how to help people achieve less stress in their lives and find balance between their work life and their home life, we want to make sure that children aren’t left out of consideration. We carry several books for developing self-awareness and mindfulness in young children.

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4 October 2021

Does math SCARE your child? Make it fun with these SPOOKY math books!

Plenty of children think of math as an absolute nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, math can be spooktacular! Before your child protests that there’s not a ghost of a chance that that’s true, check out our Mathematical Nights Math Fiction books, a phantasm…er, fangtastic…er, fantastic set of novels that make math devilishly fun.

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29 September 2021

An Interdisciplinary—and Very Human—Approach to Math

Animated movies. Computer games. Smartphone technology. All of these things have in common fractals, which Benoit Mandlebrot opened up for us. Children who learn how this man bested the odds to discover something that has altered the world as we know it today will be welcomed into the subject of math in a way that a worksheet of problems can never do.

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