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Learning for parents and Math Circle leaders: courses, events, lists, mind hacks, and interviews. The how-to of Natural Math.

Math mind hacks: Solve it many ways

Solve Many Ways

  Math Mind Hacks is a series of mini-posters about quick, smart activities that grow mathematical minds. Today’s poster is inspired by a quote from George Polya, a mathematics educator most famous for his work on accessible, meaningful, fun problem-solving techniques.

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1001 Circles: an environmental geologist wants to save the world, runs a Math Club

Debbie Vane Math Club

Debbie Vane is an environmental geologist turned mentor in mathematics and science. She has developed a math club for homeschool students ages 6-14, including her son, to help them learn problem-solving strategies. In the club, everyone works on the same concept,

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Math mind hacks: start with answers, ask for problems

Pose Problems

Math Mind Hacks is a series of mini-posters about quick, smart activities that grow mathematical minds. Today’s hack is inspired by a story Gregorio Morales told in response to my interview 5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus: I work with children 12-16

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Math like music

Why Art Is Important by Kirsty Kelly

This story is a part of the ongoing conversation about children’s participation in math and the arts with Malke Rosenfeld of Math in Your Feet. Photo by Kirsty Kelly What if we could learn math like children learn music within

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