Math doesn’t have to be hard. It also shouldn’t be frustrating but in order to learn with ease, a strong foundation is needed. In today’s episode, we discuss how parents can give their kids a strong foundation and how kids can learn to love math.
Mathematics had a huge influence on Ancient Africa. In fact, the earliest measuring stick (the Lebombo Bone) that was ever found was found in ancient Kemet. The game mancala gets its origins from Ethiopia. If you want to learn more about mathematics in ancient Africa check out this youtube video Manu Ampim: “Classical African Contributions to the World in Math & Science“
Further reading about Math in Africa:
Bangura, Abdul Karim. African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers.
Gerdas, Paulus. On the History of Mathematics in Africa South of the Sahara.
Zaslavsky, Claudia. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Cultures 3rd Edition
Word of the Episode (2:00)
Hesabu means math in Swahili
Cleverly Cultured Kids (2:20)
For this episode, I sat down and talked with my daughters about their feelings toward math. I enjoy math, but we are at a crossroads with how they feel about it. Of course, I am on a journey to help them have a more positive math experience, so this episode features some tips that we use to help them understand better. Currently, they enjoy Geometry the best because of its practicality.
Grown Folks Talk about How Kids Can Learn to Love Math (8:44)
On Episode 16, Miriam and I talk with Brandon Berry, a Professor of Business Management at Frostburg State University and an Academic and Life Coach to teens, he shares tips about math. He also introduces us to his newest online course.
Next, please check out Brandon Berry’s Motherland Math (affiliate) course, which is a math and history resource for grade levels 4 – 12. Your kids will learn to love math by gaining confidence and knowledge at the same time.
Learn to Love Math was today’s topic if you have found resources that you love and you have a child that loves math. Please share those resources in the comment section below.
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Lastly, if you want to hear more about homeschooling and how we have managed to make it work, please check out our past episodes.
- Episode 15 – Are You Comfortable Homeschooling
- Episode 14 – Starting a New School Year
- Episode 13 – Homeschooling As A Family
- Episode 12 – Protecting our Children part 2
- Episode 11 – Protecting Our Kids from predators
- Episode 10 – The Cleverly Cultured Kids Discuss Discipline
- Episode 9 – Important Health Tips for Kids and Families
- Episode 8 – How to Handle Stress While Homeschooling
- Episode 7 – How Do You Discipline Children?
- Episode 6 – Transitioning to Homeschool
- Episode 5 – Homeschool Coops and Support
- Episode 4 – Answers to Your Questions (Paper Vs. Computer)
- Episode 3 – Our Educational Experience
- Episode 2 – Homeschooling and Unschooling
- Episode 1 – Resolutions
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