I really liked this perspective about Maths from Charlotte Mason via Nebby and her blog. I like ‘teaching’ Maths to my kids but mainly because through them I have come to enjoy its wonder – so unlike the way I was taught. I’m sure, however, from time to time, I do wander away from its wonder, so it’s good to be reminded. Thanks, Nebby!
Do you ever notice that no one asks this? We might ask why about some of the higher maths like trig and calculus but we don’t ask why study math at all like we might for art or music or even history. It’s kind of a pet peeve of mine that the STEM subjects, as they call them, (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are so emphasized while others are neglected. But we never ask why we study math at all. It’s always good to consider these things though and in the section for this week’sCharlotte Mason Blog Carnival, Charlotte invites us to do just that.
Charlotte is arguing, as she often does, against certain ideas prevalent in her day. The big one here seems to be that studying math with train certain faculties in the child’s mind, will cause them to exist even…
View original post 516 more words