I am Moby Snoodles, and this is my newsletter. Send me your questions, comments, and stories of math adventures at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you start with a whole object and take it apart, your action can be a metaphor for differentiation. Find many different ways to slice the fruits and veggies you find: a perfect snack time activity! Then reassemble new crazy fruits out of slices. This can be a metaphor for integration.
For more detail, read the story from our local Math Circle.
Have a math spark from your family or group? Email us so we can share your adventures on the blog!
I can’t wait to start the course. Hundreds of adventurous parents, math circle leaders, and teachers will invite their kids to share adventures inspired by algebra and calculus, art and storytelling, pretend-play and computer modeling.
Here is a picture from one of Week 2 activities about fractals, powers, and place values:
Why do people take the course? I read all the registration notes. I feel deeply touched every time I see the most frequent, simplest note: “For my child.” Here are some representative quotes:
Laura Grace Weldon did a detailed interview about Natural Math for GeekMom. One of my favorite questions: “On NaturalMath.com, you write about a community of people sharing naturally math-rich and meaningful activities for children from babyhood on. We’d love to hear about math circles and what you mean by math communities.”
The Italian journal D: la Repubblica published an interview about our work by Di Stefania Mendetti. Quote: “Alcune fra le opzioni più famose, ricorda Droujkova, sono Made in Italy, come il metodo montessoriano, sviluppato per individuare e correggere autonomamente gli errori e quello della Scuola di Reggio, che avvicina i bambini alla matematica attraverso progetti aperti.” English translation: “Some of the most popular alternative education systems, recalls Droujkova, come from Italy, such as the Montessori method, including self-correcting independent tasks, and that of the School of Reggio, which brings children to mathematics through open projects.”
A Turkish math and science site posted a translation of The Atlantic interview, by Merve Özçelik, with great illustrations such as origami snowflakes:
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Talk to you soon! Moby Snoodles, aka Dr. Maria Droujkova
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