I am Moby Snoodles, and this is my newsletter. Send me your questions, comments, and stories of math adventures at email@example.com
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:
You are welcome to share the contents of this newsletter online or in print.
Talk to you soon! Moby Snoodles, aka Dr. Maria Droujkova
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Activities, courses, books, and games by and for the Natural Math community.