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Sharks Unit Study – Best Non-fiction Books Review Part I

Best Homeschool Shark Unit Study Non-fiction Books Review Part 1

Introduction: Why the shark obsession?Sharks are one of the top marine predators most loved and studied by kids and adults today. Notice I said, “One of”. Big nature organizations such as Discovery’s Shark Week,  and its rival, National Geographic’s Sharkfest (rivaling its competitor with SIX weeks of shark TV festivities) both capitalize on this fascination we humans … Read more

How To Do Outdoor Math Through Play

How To Do Outdoor Math Through Play 2

When I opened an in-person nature-based homeschool program for the residential and local multi-age kids at Heathcote Intentional Community in Freeland, Maryland back in 2010, we spent HOURS per program day outdoors. Granted, it was super easy and enticing to be out in nature on 112 acres in a beautiful wooded valley complete with a … Read more

10 Tips for Gloriously Relaxed Homeschool Math

MathArt student, Josh, showing his tasty tessellation cookies.Do you get all worked up about math?I believe that no other school subject gets parents worked up in a fevered sweat like math does. Our modern public education systems insists on students completing a rigorous no goshbegone nonsense math curriculum. Unless you have a natural talent for … Read more

How to Regain Better Stewardship of the Earth with Math and Science eLearning

NatureGlo's eScience MathArt and Science Membership Grand Opening

NatureGlo at Wild Roots Intentional Community in North Carolina, summer 2010.Yes, that’s my mug. It was the summer of 2010. I was feeling wild, free, and very close to nature. I had spent a week living off-grid with a small group of amazing people at Wild Roots intentional community in North Carolina. What’s an intentional … Read more

How to Create Rich and Engaging Math Unit Studies – Hexagons Part IV

How to Create Rich and Engaging Math Unit Studies - Hexagons

Have you ever considered the wonder and beauty of the honeybee’s honeycomb structure? Just look at the beautiful honeycomb below.My professor in college used to say, “busier than bees and wax.” Can anyone be truly as busy as drones building their community’s honeycomb? Yes! Homeschool parents! They’re all made up of, you guessed it from the … Read more

How to Create Rich and Engaging Math Unit Studies – Circular Patterns Part III

How to Create Rich and Engaging Math Unit Studies

Looking for circular patterns in nature is an easy yet intriguing activity. They can be found just about everywhere you could look in your backyard. Why start in your backyard first, or wherever you are? It’s for simple convenience sake. In this post, I invite you and your children to do a treasure hunt of … Read more

How to Create Rich and Engaging Homeschool Math Unit Studies – Part II

Math Unit Study

Creating rich, engaging math themed unit studies can be incredibly gratifying to you as a homeschool parent curriculum creator and inspiring for your learner’s experience across the curriculum. In part I of this series, I introduced you to the famed yet mysterious Golden ratio and Fibonacci numbers found in art, architecture, and nature. I’m not going … Read more

How to Create Rich and Engaging Homeschool Math Unit Studies – Part I

How to create rich and engaging math unit studies

Much of modern mathematics curriculum treats math as a separate subject from the rest of academics. I don’t kid you when I say that math can become the most exciting, hands-on, integrative subject in your homeschool. Setting up various math and science (notice I added in science next to math) learning centers around your house, can … Read more

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