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  •  My beautiful, brilliant 13-year-old (1+ / 0-)
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    would happily join a math club, IF they had plenty of social time, and maybe snacks, because no matter how good she is at math, it just doesn't grab her attention the way that people and words do. I suspect that many girls are like her, and that those who want to encourage them to participate more in math have to make the subject more palatable. I'll be checking out the Mathcounts program, as collaboration and word problems may be exactly what my daughter needs.

    "The Democrats are the lesser evil and that has to count for something. Good and evil aren't binary states. All of us are both good and evil. Being less evil is the trajectory of morality." --SC

    by tb92 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 02:33:21 PM PST

    •  Mathcounts (1+ / 0-)
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      Local competitions happen in Feb. if her school does not already have a team, there may not be time to help get one going. But she could probably enter as an individual. Or you could just go and see what it looks like.

      •  We'll try to watch this year, (0+ / 0-)

        and see if she wants to get involved next year. Thank you for the information.

        "The Democrats are the lesser evil and that has to count for something. Good and evil aren't binary states. All of us are both good and evil. Being less evil is the trajectory of morality." --SC

        by tb92 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 05:27:33 PM PST

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    •  Talk to her about (2+ / 0-)
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      Technical Communications in an Engineering program.  One of my nieces graduated from the U of Washington Engineering school with a degree in Technical Communications.  She has great writing skills, but didn't like the creative writing courses.  It is an engineering degree.  She is very marketable and didn't have to worry about unemployment during the recession.   She designs manuals, teaches a cadre of workers how to use new equipment or new plant setups and the like.  Sounds like a great match for your daughter.

      •  We'll look into that. Thanks! nt (0+ / 0-)

        "The Democrats are the lesser evil and that has to count for something. Good and evil aren't binary states. All of us are both good and evil. Being less evil is the trajectory of morality." --SC

        by tb92 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 05:26:37 PM PST

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