Numeracy in Nature

MMSA is pleased to be teaming up with educators 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. MMSA is pleased to be teaming up with educators around the state to explore meaningful strategies for taking math learning outside. In this program, K-5 educators are working together to utilize and create resources for teaching Numeracy in Nature.

Project News

The Meroby Elementary School in Mexico, Maine, was awarded the MEEA 22-23 School of the Year award! The educators were huge part of our initial work with Numeracy in Nature, & have continued the great work.

Read more in the Sun Journal.

Project Funders

Betterment Fund

Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation

Project Staff

Chelsea Fay

Hannah Lakin

Becky Tapley

Cheryl Tobey

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