...CAN MathArt Replace Unwanted Traditional Math Curriculum?
Hi, I'm Gloria Brooks aka, NatureGlo. Here's the rather remarkable backstory about how I came to create the world's first yearlong and beyond mathematics based unit study called, MathArt, along with my 5 Secrets Pre-K - 12 Math Learning System.
It was the summer of 1997 and I was 23, the year after I had graduated with a BA in K - 12 education. I had just completed my first year of teaching in a private school.
The old 1963 Time Life Science hardback I picked up at a book sale that changed my view of math forever.
I picked up a used copy of David Bergamini's 1963 Time Life Science hardback book, simply entitled, Mathematics.
I thumbed through it and what I saw astonished and astounded me unlike any other math book I had picked up and read through before. Not one day in any of my schooling, from primary, secondary, to college, had I ever been taught these beautiful math in real life connections! How woefully too late it was that my math education lacked any of the wisdom and knowledge found in this book!
Yet, there I was at this used book sale...
being introduced to these math concepts for the very first time in an old beat up Time Life Science hardback book, literally the year after I graduated from college!
Here's a summary of my relationship with math as a student growing up:
I was disinterested in math. I always rushed to get through and complete any of my math class work or homework just to get by, please my parents, and get the grade. In school, for me, math was always abstract, lifeless, dry, and yet another subject I had to trudge through every single school day just to get a passing grade.
I absolutely dreaded the higher maths in high school, especially Algebra and Geometry.
I could have definitely used inspirational boosts by being shown how the higher maths connects with real life!
What was worse, after I left the book sale and went home to do research about these numbers...
I couldn't find out very much more information about "living math" on the Internet or at the local libraries. I found a few more old books about it at a couple of thrift stores. Lastly, I did manage to find a set of 8 photographic posters online illustrating nature's patterns. I ordered them and put them up on my classroom wall. That was it.
Deeply disappointed that I couldn't find anymore information about the "living math,"
nature's numbers, patterns, and shapes after months of research, I soon gave up my hunt and forgot all about it.
Fast forward to 2003. It was my 7th year as a private school elementary teacher...
I was burnt out and exhausted leading a multi-grade classroom of 3rd - 5th graders in a tiny private school of 30 students in Newark, DE. I couldn’t see my way out of the endless days of grading, testing, using boring curriculum, and asking the same students to please stop talking and interrupting me for what felt like the millionth time.
I knew that something was missing and I needed to change how we did math and the rest of the academics.
Many of my students weren't getting or connecting with math. It was more and more becoming the DREADED hour when I taught math. I was tired of using the same old curriculum year after year. I was weary and discontented with the whole scene of traditional education, especially with math, but...
I didn’t know any other way but to be an automaton and keep using a math curriculum to ensure my students were ready for the next grade.
I felt stuck. I had this sinking feeling that I was failing at teaching math, and the rest of the divided subjects, to my students in such an uninspiring way and that I could do so much more for them. But, I didn't know how.
Then, one day, just when I thought I couldn’t take it anymore in a traditional classroom...
Don Tolman, a health and wellness teacher, came to our school to do a series of health and education seminars. He talked about his special weight loss food called Pulse. Pulse is a mixture of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds and legumes. What's unique about Pulse is that the food is carefully measured out and prepared according to a proportion called the golden ratio (1.618...). My ears perked up at his words, the golden ratio. That was a term I was first introduced to in David Bergamini's Time Life Science hardback, Mathematics, back in 1997! The math connections didn't stop there.
Don went on to teach us about nature’s numbers, patterns, and shapes, which totally grabbed and riveted my attention....
He showed us beautiful connections there are between math and nature. He shared about the Fibonacci number series (0, 1, 1,2 ,3 ,5 ,8 ,13 ,21 , 31...etc) found repeatedly in nature, again which I had first learned about in the book Mathematics by David Bergamini. Don pointed out nature's five most common patterns: spirals, hexagons, fractals, concentric rings, and lines all found in plants, animals, and even the human body!
Don called it "living math".
At long last, 7 years later after my initial search, I had finally found the living math again! Or rather, it had found me again!
These simple yet profound truths about math’s connections with real life re-awakened something within me.
Before his seminars were over, I was on the Internet again researching nature’s numbers and patterns. Finally, on the Internet, I found an EXPLOSION of information about the Golden ratio, Fibonacci numbers, and nature's numbers, patterns, and geometric shapes. Now that the information was at my fingertips, I was hooked on learning all that I could about nature's numbers, patterns, shapes, and how I could present them to my students in math class.
After Don’s seminars were over, I became a ravenous researcher and implementer of nature’s numbers and patterns almost overnight.
I obsessively filled 24 thick three-ring binder notebooks with all the resources I could possibly print out from the Internet and university libraries. On and on my research went. Not only did I research nature's math, but, I got outdoors with my camera every single day after school and during every holiday break looking obsessively for, photographing, videoing, and journaling my observations of math found in nature like a treasure hunt.
I enthusiastically shared my new found math in nature passion with my 3rd - 5th graders. My enthusiasm became infectious among my 15 students!...
When My 5-step Math System Put Me And My Math Students Way Ahead Of Mathematics taught in most schools today. I spoke with my principal and shared my passion of this "living math" with him. And then something truly miraculous happened...
When My 5-step Math System Put Me And My Math Students Way Ahead Of Schools That Teach Compulsory Math (a mind-numbing outdated method leftover from the Industrial Revolution preparing kids for factory work)...
I spoke with my principal and shared my passion of this "living math" with him. And then something truly miraculous happened...
My principal asked ME to create a new course that I could teach to both the elementary and middle school classes. I said yes, and that is how my 5-secrets math system was born...
My mathematical life changed forever for me and the thousands of school and homeschool students I’ve taught my 5-secrets math system to, called MathArt.
HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER
INSIDE OF MATHART:
Explore math's real world connections starting with the Golden ratio (1.618), Fibonacci numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13...into infinity) and math in music so that you and your kids can start to see math everywhere around you and implement it in your child's chosen projects of interest from the plethora of choices.
Introducing mathematics history about the Babylonians, Greeks, Indians, Maya, and Middle East so that your kids get a well-rounded world cultures perspective on how maths is used in art, architecture, music and more and start creating their own "MathArt" projects, while saving you literally YEARS of research to get this information.
Explore math's real world connections starting with the Golden ratio (1.618), Fibonacci numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13...etc.) and math in music so that you and your kids can start to see math everywhere around you and implement it in your child's chosen projects of greatest interest.
Learn nature's most common patterns including: circular, animal coat patterns, geometrics of the universe, hexagons (think bee honeycomb), and the logarithmic or growth spirals found in the chambered nautilus so that your child can implement these rich maths and create unique hands-on projects of their own.
NatureGlo breaks down all the lessons through easy to follow video instruction so that your child can easily understand each concept taught in MathArt. You and your child will have lifetime access decades of enriching math learning experiences so that you can break free from the traditional math learning mindset and truly learn to see math everywhere around you.
Your child gets a study guide per lesson so that their learning is reinforced along with using the lifelong tools of keeping good notes and you have a helpful paper trail for your state homeschool records.
Get instant access to hundreds of rich Internet resources complete with projects, lesson enhancing videos, pdf downloads and more so that you don't have take the hours, days, and years it has taken me to scour and research the Internet for the best-of-the-best resources.
Learners who complete projects can send a pdf file or video of their work to NatureGlo for feedback.
OR, 3 Payments of $200
If I were to train and coach you one-on-one to learn how to create MathArt, it would easily take about 6 hours of training per day for approximately 5 days to implement all of the secret systems and make sure you understand them in order to create the MathArt 4-course BUNDLE content or similar. At $100 per hour, that would turn out to be some pretty expensive training, like it usually does with private one-on-one coaching.
One of the reasons I can offer this course bundle to you so cheaply is because I won’t be training you in person. Instead, you get the entire course bundle completely DONE FOR YOU along with all the bonuses INSTANTLY!
Because of that, I’m releasing the MathArt Online Unit Study BUNDLE today at the lowest possible rate.
3 Monthly Payments of $200
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"Math has always been a cold, empty, meaningless subject to me. Now, (after taking MathArt), I realize that math is in fact, a helpful tool."
"One of my goals this school year is to get outside and discover nature more with the kids but putting together nature studies seems like such a daunting task lately. With NatureGlo's eScience (MathArt) unit studies, the work is already done!"
“I have honestly never thought about how much detail there is in things in nature around me. I knew I always loved nature and looking at it but now I will stop and appreciate each detail a little more!”
"We fell in love! I especially loved that the courses all have sections that apply art projects with what has been learned. My daughter is hugely hands-on and loves art projects, so these were the best."
"My daughter loved the fun activities that reinforced the lessons. She was mesmerized with the concepts that were used in these cultures and couldn't wait to sit down and learn how they used math in everyday situations."
"My daughter and I appreciate the flexibility of being able to pick and choose from a variety of courses to create the perfect learning experience."
..."there was so much in the lessons we went through that even I learned along with my kids. We can't wait to delve in deeper."
"We got started (in MathArt) observing a beautiful bean mosaic which really inspired my girls to search out artistic opportunities with all sorts of stuff outdoors! We are heading to the beach tomorrow and they cannot wait to find shells and rocks to get creative with!
Every one of my kiddos, from the 5 year old to the 15 year old, found something that they were super excited about. I found a handful as well that I determined to complete with or without my kids. ha."
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