Unschooling Mom 2 Mom

Your Children. Their Learning. Your relationship with them. Things that really matter.

is inevitable:

###### Yahtzee

###### Blokus

###### SET

###### Sudoku

###### Mazes

###### Dice Games

###### Pattern Blocks

###### Mosaic Tiles

###### Mancala

###### Backgammon

###### Monopoly

###### Uno

###### Five Crowns

###### Buzz

###### Chess

###### Cooking

###### online puzzle games

###### Saving allowance

###### Selling old toys

###### Making change

###### estimating sale percentages

###### Playing Music

###### Drawing/Painting

###### DragonBox 5+ or 12+

###### Bedtime Math

###### a sand box,

###### a dining table for dolls with removable leaves

###### a magic box for making a doll disappear during a magic act in a talent show

###### designs for a clubhouse

###### FOrts

See multiple short vidoes at the above link.

Or watch Between the Folds at GreenFuseFilms

Upworthy did a quick interpretation/overview of the video here (Math & Van Gogh's The Starry Night.)

Three women you'll recognize from the Unschooling Mom2Mom Facebook page have written extensively about learning math. Some of their writings are at their blogs or in other publications.

Pam Sorooshian, an economics professor and math enthusiast, writes a column called "What About Math? Here are a few of the articles:

###### Reading Math

###### Emotional Connection to Math

###### Are Boys Really Better than Girls at Math?

###### Creative Thinking in Math

Linda Wyatt has a variety of interests - and lucky for us, math is one of them!

Joyce Fetteroll, an engineer, writes about math in various forums, and also at her blog.

Learning Happens | Pam Sorooshian's Blog

###### Dice Games - Sequencing

###### NIM Games

###### Game of SET

###### FLing, Flang, Floo

###### serial number poker hand

###### Plus One

###### Wipe out

Daniel Greenberg, of the Sudbury School, describes how 12 kids aged 9-12 learned the entire K-12 math curriculum in 20 contact hours - because they wanted to know it.

"Math outside of school is fun, useful and joyfully learned.... Unschoolers and Sudbury schoolers defy our cultural beliefs about what kids must do to succeed in our society. All available evidence shows that the kids in these settings grow up to become happy, productive, ethical members of the larger society, who continue to take charge of their own lives and learning throughout adulthood"

*The problem that shook school mathematics and how to liberate students from authoritarian math instruction*

*How can children naturally learn mathematics?*

*This PDF gets to the heart of why school math is bad*

*In 1929, Superintendent Louis Benezet pioneered the idea that conceptual math is what should be the focus through 7th grade - logic, problem solving etc. Rote memorization is useless.*

*Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math*

*Not unschooling, but showing a shift in thinking about how kids learn math*

A dodecahedral craft from Vi Hart

*We worry so much about how the kids are going to learn math! Let these writers reassure you that math does not need to be a brutal struggle! Don't pass your math phobias on to your children!*

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