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29 July 2022

Michael Clay Thompson Discusses the Poodle Books in a Helpful New Video

Sometimes we get questions about the best way to use Michael Clay Thompson’s Poodle books, so we’ve produced a new video of Michael discussing his intent for the entire Poodle project and his recommendations for the most effective way of implementing the books with children.

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15 July 2022

MCT Wins Multiple Homeschooling Awards!

The MCT language arts curriculum is an award-winning curriculum no matter which way you choose to use it: in traditional in-person lessons at home or school or in live online classes taught by Michael himself. Thanks to everyone who voted to award Michael these prestigious honors once again!

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10 June 2022

Author Spotlight: Robert Black

Author Robert Black’s three historical novels were all reissued in 2022, but Mr. Black is also the author of our award-winning mathematician biography series Mathematical Lives and the mathematical fiction series Mathematical Nights. Learn a little more about this multi-talented author in our fun interview with him!

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21 April 2022

Why Is My Gifted Child Bringing Home F’s?

It can be frustrating to adults when gifted children, who have so much talent and ability, underachieve academically. One reason is a fear of failure, and this book excerpt from “The Essential Guidebook for Parents of Gifted Children” explains why this perplexing and discouraging phenomenon can happen—and, more importantly, how to change it.

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Different Approaches to Math
25 March 2022

Different Approaches to Math for Different Kids

We believe that any lesson can be enjoyable if it’s served up in the right package. That’s why we offer so many different approaches to math. From picture books to novels to online courses, every child can find a way to fall in love with math.

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Famous Mathematicians Article
24 March 2022

10 Fascinating Facts about Famous Mathematicians

When you think about mathematicians, you might imagine that they live boring lives churning out calculations, but you’d be wrong. In this article, author Robert Black presents some strange and little-known facts from the lives of ten famous mathematicians.

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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!

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Poodle with award
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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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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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

From the 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

Emotional Wellness Is Important for Kids, Too!

The month of October has been designated Emotional Wellness Month, and while many groups and organizations focus 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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