By now, you should know I have been trying to post about different Kickstarter campaigns that are related to mathematics. So, today I wanted to post about another great project. The project I am talking about is called Math Renaissance: A Book for Parents and Teachers.
For this project, the title says a lot. It is a book for teachers and parents of children ages seven and up. The authors talk about their experience in teaching mathematics and what they believe should change in the classroom and at home. With this book they “hope that the book will help to uplift humanity by shifting math education more toward inquiry, discovery, conceptual understanding, and lasting joy”.
At first this seemed like any other book on this topic. Many people want to do this and they have different opinions about how maths should be taught. To be fair, I was completely blown away by things at this stage. Also, I have absolutely no idea who the authors are (maybe I should do some extra research on this), but then I got at this section on the campaign:
Want a Sneak Peek?
Click to download drafts of sample book chapters. Try the activities, feel the passion, and get inspired!
The Unicorn Problem, a chapter where Rodi puts a very difficult folkloric math problem into a modern pop-culture context, and the kids doggedly struggle with it for six weeks.
Human Rights and Math, a chapter where Rachel reviews fundamentals of health, dignity, and well-being in the context of learning mathematics. It begins, “Janet is a student in a large public high school. In her math class, she isn’t always allowed to use the bathroom. Apparently she had asked to use the bathroom too many times…“
I was very impressed. I thought that the general idea for the problem was great. I enjoyed how they presented pupils’ struggles and how they finally solved the question. After this, I actually want to read more and see what other ideas they come up with. I totally advice you to give them a try and see if you like the idea. Then go and support their hard work.
Absolutely incredible, show it so love on Kickstarter if you like the idea. Have a great day. You can find me on Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, Twitter and Instagram. I will try to post there as often as possible.
Lots of love and don’t forget that maths is everywhere! Enjoy!