Nature Based Math

in your Homeschool

Nature-based math lessons can take place without a plan, just head out for a nature walk.

Nature based math is math using natural materials for lessons, mathematical concepts observed in nature, or applying math to solve problems in nature.

Spending time outside gives children the chance to take risks and get immediate feedback.

Time in nature can help your child build those positive feelings around math.

The best way to start incorporating nature in your math is to start counting things outside.

You can challenge your child to collect 20 items and put them in a bowl for counters in your indoor classroom.

There are observable patterns in nature and those are worth observing. – the rings on a cut-down tree – the symmetry of leaves and flower petals