"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Thursday, April 9, 2009

When I Say Inspiring

The boys loved the Hyperdo so much they decided to build it with the original scale Zome struts (medium and short, with a few long to get started) to compare it to the new scale (extra short and hypershort with a few medium to get started.) What a difference! The smaller scale is much easier to work with but the larger scale is so impressive.

The larger ball is 4.2358 times larger than the smaller ball, which is the Golden Ratio (1.6180) cubed. Imagine the size if it were build with long and medium struts?

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