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.
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.
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
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!
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.)
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