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

Q&A: Multiplication and Jo Boaler?

Fractal Valentine Multiplication Explorers

We regularly receive emails with great questions about various approaches to math education. Dr. Maria answers them by email. You can ask your question here. We edit some of the answers to share at this blog. Names and personal details

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Calm Math Playlist: Learn to lead online groups

Natural Math Online

Do you want to lead online math circles or casual math playdates for friends and family? Join Dr. Maria Droujkova and math friends for a live online event. We will explore a few activities together. We will also share online

Posted in A Math Circle Journey, Grow

BugFest 2015: Why origami is math

Happy Origami Math

Parents and teachers often ask why we call this or that informal activity “mathematics.” Where is math in a puzzle, game, or craft? This year, we did origami at the annual BugFest, and got this question a lot. Why is

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Playing 9 Apples with some boys!

Our family received the 9 Apples card game from Discovery Express Kids to try out. There are a lot of cards and the goal is to reach a target number each round. The cards are positive or negative, and there

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