Math Comic Relief

Much has been said about the use of humor to facilitate a better learning environment.  When there’s humor, it nurtures creativity and increases the capacity for memory retention!

So here at EI, we took this to heart and created  Math Vocabulary Comic Relief.  Here’s a sample from our Grades 4-6 set:

What’s a Parallelogram?  Do you know?

Math Vocabulary Comic Relief

Math Vocabulary Comic Relief for Grades 4-6

Check back soon for more fun math vocabulary!

Do you really wake up to the smell of coffee?

Here’s our Fun Fact of the Day: You have no sense of smell when you’re sleeping!

It’s true. Scientists have tested it with the foulest and strongest of smells. Try it out yourself! Just be very careful when doing so because although subjects were unresponsive to smells, scientists found that they were still sensitive to hearing!

Here’s a Strange Thought

Ever thought of how many miles our nervous system would be if we were to line them up from end to end?

Here’s our Fun Fact of the Day: The human body has 45 miles of nerves.

Forty-three pairs of nerves connect the central nervous system to every part of the body. Twelve pairs go to and from the brain, and 31 go from the spinal cord.

Introducing our newest blog series: Mommy Mondays

Amy is the director of marketing at Educational Insights and is the mom of 5.98-year-old Emma, an enthusiastic first grader, dare-devil bike rider (no training wheels here!), expert colorer, and Lego lover. Amy will be penning our newest blog series called Mommy Mondays where you’ll get to hear her take on the likes and gripes of motherhood.

Here’s a word from Amy herself:

“Are you scrambling to keep up? Do you feel like life is a big juggling act and… um…  you once knew how to juggle and in fact might have some notes on juggling in your purse, stuck to a red fruit gummy, but, wait… What was I looking for? Join me on Mondays and you won’t feel so alone…”

July 24th, 2012 Deal of the Day

Hey everyone, it’s Riley Wilkinson with Educational Insights. It’s Tuesday July 24th, and today’s Deal of the Day is the Human Body Undercover book.

This is not just a book. It is a three-dimensional journey through the human body. Let’s take a peek. You open up the pages, and each page has a di-cut frame around the human body. We go through the skin, we move on to the human heart with all sorts of heart facts and questions about the heart and blood. This next page talks about the brain, and all of the sudden we move beyond the circulatory system into the digestive system. You’ve got this transparent human body here with more questions, answers, and facts about the human body. The coolest part is this human skeleton on the very last page that actually comes out of the book. We’ve even given you a couple of organs: we’ve got the brain, an intestine here, and this tool that lets you put the organ into the human body and you can move it around. It all stores nicely back into the book so you can take this on a trip. It’s very portable, and it’s loaded with facts.

It’s regularly $16.99. Right now it’s on sale for $8.99 until midnight PST for today only. It’s today’s Deal of the Day.

In addition to these great savings, enter EIFREE at checkout for Free Shipping along with this Deal of the Day purchase! Happy Tuesday everyone!