The lighter is a necessity as we love to burn incense while we work
We use a computer based program. Although I am a believer of un-schooling in the sense that children learn in everyday events and through personal interests- because my boys were in an academic private school prior to this educational journey- I felt it was important to try and encourage maintaining a competitive 'level' of learning. I am not big on levels but they have been programed to try and 'get a score' and 'pass a level'. I also have little interest in trying to figure out what they need to know in the mathematics department.