We write this blog together, share their projects and thoughts on their journey towards self-dicovery. They’re growing up in a supportive non-coercive learning environment. We deeply believe in interest-based, self-paced … Continue reading This is a blog about Simon, a young mathematician and programmer, and his little sister Neva
Simon here again. Lately, I’ve started taking tetris a lot more seriously. Back in May, I just randomly thought “remember tetr.io? I feel like I should have another try at … Continue reading Yet unnamed tetris game/map editor hybrid thing
It’s interesting how while gaming still bears a stigma in the eyes of many parents, gaming environments are essential playgrounds where both important new tech is born and tested and … Continue reading A Boring Game?
Neva gave up traditional piano lessons a while ago, but has been experimenting with electronic music for over a year now. Over the past several months she has really enjoyed … Continue reading Music in Sky
Simon and dad were having a discussion about how difficult it is to solve a 3×3 blindfolded and whether that requires a different set of skills than simply solving a … Continue reading How much information = How many yes/no questions
We had so much fun at Simon’s first official cubing competition in Pennsylvania over the weekend! It was a treat in itself to finally attend an event where children are … Continue reading Pretzel Mania 2022 🥨
It was Simon’s birthday yesterday and we whipped together another geeky bake! This time, Simon based his geeky bake on the famous Missing Square Puzzle, involving two arrangements made of … Continue reading Infinite Cake Recipe
After writing our blog together earlier this week, stipulating how bad some folks are at finishing projects, Simon sat down and programmed a Sudoku player in just two hours! You … Continue reading Sudoku Player in p5.JS and Why JS is Weird
Now that Simon has his desktop spot again, he seems to be back in his element, devoting many hours a day to a project, then getting a new idea, starting … Continue reading Jelly is Sticky, Collision is Tricky
It has been a month since we moved into our more permanent home here in greater Boston. It’s a compromise between city life and suburban quiet, something in between. The … Continue reading Inside and Outside
Neva and I are waiting in Simon’s bedroom to do the traditional bedtime reading, but he is stuck at his computer. When I go to fetch him I see he … Continue reading Analyzing Random Numbers
3×3 underwater while holding your breath. Not an official WCA event, but so much fun Simon repeated this four times yesterday!
It has been exactly a month since our first day in Boston. Our heads and my phone are about to burst from the sheer number of impressions and stimuli we … Continue reading Our First Month in the US