# Mathematics

There are many resources for teaching mathematics. Flourish Education aims at bringing personalization, meaning, and fun into the teaching of mathematics.

## Mastery of Mathematics.

The idea is to take the best practices from different methods. For example, in Russia, teaching algebra and logic is very strong, starting in first grade with math specialist teachers; in the US, students learn to talk and discuss mathematics; in France, orders of magnitude are explicitly taught; Montessori method is strong on teaching place value and geometry, etc. Here is an attempt to collect best practices and build together. Click here to explore, add or modify.

## Examples of mastery learning in mathematics:

### Middle school Math class case study:

"How I implemented mastery-based mathematics and personalized learning for each student without any technology (and what mistakes I made on the way." Read here.

## Interesting studies:

A white paper comparing the 2 methods. Olga's comments on the paper: I lived in Russia until age 11 and have fond memories of my math class which were a lot of fun. It was very frustrating to see how my son (now 8) was taught math in his Montessori school in California: almost no math problems or logic, and a lot of procedures: so boring. So I enrolled him in the Russian school of Math. He loved it. He has class from 17:35 to 19:30 with 5 minutes break and when he is finished, he has a big smile on his face and a lot of energy, as if the lessons were so interesting that would bust his mind. Once I said to his 6 years old brother that his big brother is so happy to do Russian school of math that I was thinking to enroll him as well. My 8-years old made the best-selling speech to his little brother saying that it was so much more fun, much better than at school, and easier (even if he does more advanced math) as well. That was my memory of math as well. But why math is no fun in their school? We know how to do it.

## Fun Mathematics

Explore here ways to bring fun to mathematics

## Math Projects

Explore, add and modify math projects here.

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Combine life skills and math. Calculate the equivalent number of average adults, scale a recipe, and calculate your purchases taking into account the packaging size. Ages 9 to 14.

Inspired by dear-data.com/project students learn about the use of data to learn something about themselves.

Use a scientific approach to redesign your classroom. Observe and collect data about how the classroom is used and what is missing. Measure and build a precise model of the classroom. Redesign to make it more functional and beautiful.

An article to discuss / consider

# Micro-economy

A middle school class organizing a holiday café, creating the goods to sell and collecting data on the hours spent to creating goods, calculating the costs, deciding the price, estimating quantities, sales and profits. Then comparing with the actual sales.