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Join us for an intensive 4-week course for parents or teachers with their children ages ~5 and up. We designed the course with Shelley Nash, the organizer of Monarch Academy, a homeschool group that meets online and in physical space. The materials are created by Kalid Azad from Better Explained, an online project helping to grow math intuitions, and Maria Droujkova and Yelena McManaman of Natural Math.
This is the first time we offer such a course, so we will work very closely with every participant to learn what helps you best.
In this 6-minute talk from a festival, Maria Droujkova shares some of the big WHYs behind this project.
What do you get from Calculus for Kids?
Update: to get on the waiting list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve never ran circles on Sundays before, but some people requested that day. Still, Sundays are less popular than weekdays, so we have a few spots left. Below is the information from the previous newsletter. Skip if you have already read it. But if you want to join us Sundays, starting April 12th, click here to sign up!
Here is a tiny sample of parent and teacher materials, called a Math Spark. We’ll have Sparks like that to go with every activity. The goal is to start thinking about ideas – to spark curiosity.
We will be running two math circles for children ages ~5-10 and their grown-ups in Cary, NC (conveniently close to Raleigh and Durham). The groups will meet on Sundays at 1 pm, starting April 12th and ending in May. These will be small mixed-age groups where children and adults come to have good times exploring mathematics together. Our Math Circles are for curious, inquiring, and playful families. Here is what participants get:
We usually take shapes at face value, as a single entity. Calculus gives us superpowers to dig deeper! You don’t just see the tree. You know it’s made of rings, and that the rings are growing. Just imagine having X-Ray vision to use at will. That’s what our calculus is about!
Calculus for Kids is not just for children – it’s for parents and teachers too.
We will only have 8 children in each circle, so if you want to participate, sign up soon. If the space runs out by the time you try to register, email email@example.com to get on the waiting list.
Update: the circle is full.
We are growing. Join our adventures!
Video is one of the most requested things on Natural Math, but we haven’t done much of it. What videos do people want? Children doing Natural Math activities, and grown-ups showing what children’s actions mean.
One big change activities bring is that children “grow their math eyes” and start seeing mathematics everywhere. We want to capture that in a short reaction video. If you and your children want to be stars in our video, do this:
We will give you more tips if you volunteer.
Here is a “kids react” video (not ours) so you have a sample of what we mean.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our video reaction project.
See you online!
Dr. Maria Droujkova and the Natural Math crew