A few years ago, we used to unschool everything except for maths. I guess some people would say that’s not really unschooling, but that never worried me. I’ve learnt to ignore other people’s opinions and do what I feel is right for us. We did eventually decide to unschool maths, but we did it for a much better reason than only to avoid criticism and be accepted.
In this week’s podcast, I tell you the story of why and how we moved from traditionally taught maths to unschool maths. I share some of my own thoughts on unschool maths, before interviewing my daughter Sophie (13).
The other day I said, “I’m thinking about making a podcast about unschool maths, Sophie. Do you have anything to say about this topic?”
“Oh yes!” she replied. “You’re talking to the girl who hated maths and then turned around and now absolutely loves it. I have LOTS to say about unschool maths!”
Yes, as I found out, Sophie did have lots to say. I challenge anyone to listen to her speaking and not catch her enthusiasm for maths!
So will you listen to episode 23, Unschool Maths: Why and How? I hope so!
|IMG_6472f CF14 Geometry by A Yee, (CC BY 2.0)|
Blog posts about unschool maths
Books by Bill Handley
|Fibonacci sequence layout at it’s best! by Ginette, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)|
Sophie tells me there’s a lot of maths involved in photography, especially if you use your camera in manual mode. I think she’s right!
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