Twisted Universe: More Ways Math Helps Us Understand Space (Ongoing)
In this ongoing class learners will study many different ways math helps us understand astronomy by using computation, geometry, statistics, and basic algebra. #academic
US Grade 4 - 7
Space is an amazing place to study! There are so many things to see and learn about, but one thing we often forget is that math can help us understand things we see in space. The field of astronomy includes many calculations that have revealed vast amounts of information. Each week in this class we study a unique way the tools we learn in math can help us understand what is happening in space. NOTE: The math in this class covers concepts taught in grades 6-8 in traditional schools. If your...
This class is taught in English.
Learners will understand that the field of astronomy depends on math, and also that math can help explain scientific ideas and discoveries.
I specialize in finding fun twists to standard curriculum to help my students build critical thinking skills as well as scientific knowledge. By adding a new twist to a familiar topic we can expand our thinking to include new possibilities. I have taught math to homeschool students for the last 16 years and during that time I have developed many teaching techniques and hands-on projects to help students explore concepts in new and exciting ways.
For each class learners will need blank paper and a pencil. Some classes may require additional materials such as a compass/circle tool, protractor, ruler, colors, or printouts.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I teach the Big Bang theory of the formation of the universe and that the universe is billions of years old. This can sometimes come up even if it's not the topic of the day's lesson as learners can find connections I may not be able to predict.
Meet the teacher
Hi! I'm Kelly McGrath and I'm excited to help your child learn! I teach all core subjects but I add a special twist to each one. I want to help your child learn a new way to see the world, one class at a time. I believe that all children can...
1x per week
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
2-8 learners per class