Are You Afraid of Math?I picked up a Bay Area Parents Magazine the other day, and one article caught my eye. It asked a question, Would you be comfortable admitting to your friends that you hate books and are deathly afraid of reading? Nevertheless, many people have no problems admitting that about math. My goal is to raise a person who sees that math is as beautiful as art and, in fact, art and math are very connected. This is why every day we do something with math, and it doesn’t mean “worksheets”. Last week I was a guest at Teach Beside Me blog where I shared our ways to supplement an elementary school math curriculum at home. I also share our daily Mental Math questions on my Facebook page and add best ideas to my Math and Preschool Math Pinterest boards.
Featured Math Posts from After School Link UpSadly, only three math-related posts were linked to After School Link Up this week, but perhaps people are still very much in vacation mode. As a heads up – next week I plan to feature science posts.
1. Lemon Lime Adventures is sharing the tips to get started with math for the youngest learners.
2. Highhill Education shared a fun way to learn advanced Roman numerals with Roman Numeral Bingo
3. Crafty Moms Share gave an interesting idea from her days as a high school math teacher – having children to write a love poem using math words. I can’t wait to adapt this idea for younger ages – what a great way to combine math and creative writing into one!