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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

How to Find Math in Play

How To Find Math In Play

Way back in 2010, I joined a homeschool Open Classroom program, or classroom without walls, as an apprentice to the program facilitator, Dana. Dana told me during the first month, I would deschool. At first, I wasn’t sure what that meant. I found out quickly. At first I was more of an observer of the … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read more

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