The life-changing magic of natural numeracy development

A couple of things have been happening around here.  We've been dabbling with homeschooling Ellis this year and beyond.  I've taken a deep dive into all things homeschool, reading books, studying different educational philosophies, quizzing friends, and listening to a wide array of people's experiences.  One of the terms I learned about is called natural numeracy development, which is a fancy way of naming how one learns math through real-life experiences.

I also recently started watching the first season of the show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo", and was inspired to go through a kitchen drawer today.  Ellis had the chance to see and count what twelve wooden spoons looks like (13 actually, by the time I got to the bottom of the drawer, so the term "baker's dozen" was thrown in there).  He got to practice matching like-pairs, subtract...and simplify.

An all-in-one math, vocabulary, and decluttering class.  I've got this homeschool thing covered 😁

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