Numeracy in Nature

The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance is pleased to be teaming up with teachers at Western Maine elementary schools to explore meaningful strategies for taking math learning outside.
Numeracy in Nature MMSA“I love the idea of taking the application and problem solving component of math outside where it becomes relevant and meaningful.”
~Ann Toita, Agnes Gray Elementary School, MSAD 17

The natural world can be used as a catalyst for exploring numeracy concepts in fun and healthy ways. Doing math outside can include using natural materials in a child’s community to act out problems, finding math in nature, and applying math in an outdoor environment. The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance is pleased to be teaming up with teachers at Western Maine elementary schools to explore meaningful strategies for taking math learning outside. In this program, K-5 educators are working together throughout the summer and school year to utilize and create resources for teaching numeracy in nature.

Project Funders

Betterment Fund

Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation

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