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Nature Based Math Adventures

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Camilla Meeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(30)
Explore nature’s classroom in this SELF-PACED course integrating early math and natural science. Preschool/kindergarten curriculum with Montessori/Waldorf practices. Covers counting, patterns, geometry, measurement, addition & subtraction.

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US Grade Preschool - Kindergarten
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Counting & Cardinality
We will practice counting groups of objects found in nature. We will learn that there is an ordered sequence of counting numbers, and we will practice using one-to-one correspondence. We will also practice identifying numbers and forming the numeral using objects in nature.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Geometry
We will learn about and find 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes in nature. We will identify by name different shapes of various sizes and in various orientations. We will model and create shapes using objects in nature.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Patterns & Symmetry
We will take objects that we found in nature and create different kinds of patterns. We will explore patterns found in music. A specific pattern found in nature and in many living things is called symmetry. We will look for symmetry in nature and create our own symmetrical pieces of art with objects found in nature.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Measurement & Data
We will classify objects into given categories with like characteristics and then compare amounts of each group. We will also measure different objects with unconventional measuring instruments found in nature such as sticks, plants, rocks, etc.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Addition & Subtraction
Using objects found in nature, we will practice adding and subtracting. We will practice using hands-on activities and songs.
Students will learn how to count, identify geometric shapes, create patterns, take measurements, analyze data, and add and subtract. 
I am a certified teacher and taught kindergarten for five years in the public school system. My students always enjoyed learning with tangible objects and math manipulatives as they learned math concepts. They did best learning with concrete objects before moving to abstract concepts. Combining hands-on learning with nature helps keep interest and motivates students to learn.
All supplies will come from the student's weekly nature walks. Examples include rocks, sticks, flowers, grass, leaves, pinecones, etc.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(30)
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I am a currently licensed and certified teacher with 6 years experience in public schools and 4 years experience teaching online. I have a B.A. from the University of Utah in French Teaching with a minor in Human Development, and I am endorsed to... 
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