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Did You Do It With 3 Lines? Connect the Dots Part 3

Well, I think I have learned that the beginning of the week for creative genius practice is too busy for me. So I am going to shoot for the middle of the week.

Divergent Thinking of 3 Lines

So how did you do on the last problem?

Did you get all 9 dots lined up with only 3 lines?

I hope you did! If not, here is an idea to help you.

I gave you a clue: Use your TAN lines. TAN being all capitalized….for “tangent”. If you look below, the 3 lines become tangent lines for 2 out of 3 circles in each row.


The lines do meet together, I just didn’t have enough room in my graphic editor. Oh well.


Divergent Thinking of 1 Line


Now we get to try this with one line.


Notice: The instructions are a bit different so you have even more freedom to be creative with the solution.

What would you do? Leave your possible solutions in the comments below.

Creative Genius Monday – Develop Your Character

I almost didn’t get this posted! I have  some cool ideas I wanted to implement at the beginning of the new year but disease has hit our household. I have been out since Christmas! Hope all is well with all of you. In this post, we have another creative prompt. I also review the last prompt about paperclips.  So here goes:

Use Your Creative Genius and Pick Your Character

Develop a character profile/narrative (Back story, environment, abilities, etc) based on one of these character names:

  • Jugglesthorn
  • Grimmfoot
  • Walbox

character narrative

Be inspired by these names, close your eyes, picture your character and begin to write. This is truly a creative writing prompt. This is a great exercise for students and adults alike to get the creative juices flowing around in the brain. Continue reading

Creative Genius

Our Creative Genius

I think all of us at some point have believed or felt that creative genius was limited to a special few. However, the more I research and discover, the less convinced I am of some special birth right, genetic disposition, or special touch on the creative geniuses in the world.

I am more inclined to believe that they withstood current education trends that pummel creativity out of our brains, heart, and culture.

One often hears that if they are going into a creative field, they will never make a living or, even worse: “you can’t be creative in math and science, they are not creative arts.”

So what sets you and I apart from achieving true creative genius?…..

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Social Media Trend That Can Be Used in Education

There is a  trend in social media that is gaining ground. This trend lends itself to disseminating a ton of information in a short amount of time. (hence its popularity on social media platforms) The good news is that you can use this same idea in your education/homeschool with very little work because I am going to provide some templates for you that were provided to me through another company. There is no fear of copyright infringement as these were given away to anyone as a marketing device. So without further ado, here they are:

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Secret Traveler #2 Dosier and Travel Visa


We had to send your next destination  more encrypted than the last because we believe you are being followed. So please watch your back. You are about to leave a beautiful area and get on a cruise ship headed for Hawaii. There you will head one of two directions (E or W) to a port. When you get to the port, you can rent a car from here: Continue reading

A Creative and Tasty Way to Teach Colors and Other Things Part 3

The Later Years

Color Science Projects - Rainbow

Your student has the understandings, facts and figures in Part 1 and Part 2 down. They are most likely in the high school range. In this lesson we can expand a little on the chemistry part of baking. We can also add in some anatomy/physiology study, color theory in both science and aesthetics, and don’t forget to eat your cupcakes.

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This is an unusual brain post…

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Good morning. I have gathered all of you here this morning for this brain teaser. Enjoy.

“My quiz for this day is most unusual. As is the paragraph. What is so unusual about it? If you look hard, you should find what is unusual without too much difficulty. Try hard to spot it. How long did you think about it?”

Put answers below. Answer comes later in week. Subscribe if you like having fun.

Are You Out of Your Mind? I Hope So But if Not…

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by Sir Ken Robinson – author and TED speaker

Well, what can I say? Publishers sure know what they are doing. You know how publishers sometimes add quotes on the front cover from people who are recommending a book? Well, that usually doesn’t work on me but I have to admit that I fell for it this time. I went to the library a few weeks ago looking for books on creativity. “How to”s, philosophies, education, etc and found this book by Sir Ken Robinson in the computer. There was a small, one word quote on the cover in the  picture of the computer that I couldn’t quite make out. I got the call number and went to the correct isle and found the book. On the front cover, I found the quote of “Brilliant” by none other than John Cleese. Now when John Cleese is recommending a book on creativity and education reform, I thought, “this is probably going to be worth my time”.

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