Where are those scraps?
I have no clue! Well, I do. They are at the dump. Those ideas are lost, decomposing with the trash.
Laurie Bestvater, author of The Living Page, has carefully researched every notebook mentioned by Charlotte Mason in her writings. Mason never discussed math notebooks. Now, I am wondering how one might look. A mathematician requires pencil, not pen. Grids, not blank or lined pages. Something portable to have on hand when a captain idea surfaces. I can tuck mine in my Nook cover.
I am keeping mine in the tradition of notebookers like Nathaniel Bowditch. This American mathematician and I have the sea in common. I studied navigation tables, the fruit of his labor, at my alma mater. As a veteran of the Navy, married to a veteran of the Navy, sister of Navy veterans, daughter of a retired Navy warrant officer, it seems only fitting to dub it a "Captain Idea Log."
This blog tracks captain ideas that hit me on the mathship Rarefied. I have no idea where this voyage is heading. I'm sure to find adventures in numbers, logic, patterns, and shapes.