We all know that during the summer kids forget much of what they learned in school. But instead of stressing about it, playing with math concepts can build intuitive understanding of upper-level math concepts. Keep the math going all summer, in a fun way!
But why calculus? Calculus is usually presented as a tool for engineers and physicists. but it’s actually a point of view that helps you see everyday objects–from a humble banana to a flipbook– in a new light. Seeing things this way, opens up your mind to seeing math all around you, all summer long! Imagine having “X-Ray” vision, where you can look at any shape and see how it was put together. Or, practice your “Time-lapse” vision and learn to predict how shapes will change in the future, like peeking ahead in a flipbook. Playing with math through analogies gives you and your child a stronger foundation in math thinking. It’s an investment in their future math experiences!
I know, playing math sounds so easy, but for some of us it is quite a mental switch. Joining with us in this family camp, will help you feel more comfortable playing with a variety of math activities this summer. NaturalMath.com has many resources for your math adventures even after this online camp is over, and we’ll help you feel ready to use them! As part of this camp, you’ll have access to our Calculus forum with loads of information from past Inspired by Calculus classes, and you’ll receive all the Sparks we try in class, and more to try out later!
What about online classes. How do they work? Will it be fun? Interactive? Joining an online camp is a unique opportunity to make new friends from around the world! And yes, I promise, it’s fun and interactive! You’ll log in and see everyone, and you’ll be talking, sharing, cutting, measuring, building and playing! And the best part is, that you don’t have to do all the preparation and figuring-it-out! Just drop in online with your stash of craft supplies and see what interesting things happen!
The goal is to start thinking about ideas – to spark curiosity. Click to see the full-size PDF and ponder the questions in it!
Shelley Nash is the homeschooling mom of seven amazing and challenging kids ages 14 to 2. For over 20 years, she has been driven by an insatiable desire to understand learning, education, education’s role in our society and personal development, and the role of technology in learning. She is passionate about letting children own their education and learning, and about discovering the elements that inspire learning in all of us. She currently leads two online math circles and loves her work at NaturalMath.com and MonarchWebwork.com
We embrace all the principles of Natural Math in our online circle. Especially Adventure, Yes, And… and Easy Complexity.
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