Kids Who Love Math

Kids Who Love Math is a newsletter dedicated to aiding parents and guardians in supporting their children's enthusiasm for mathematics. It emphasizes innovative educational methods, problem-solving skills, the importance of understanding and mastery over rote learning, and the value of building a supportive community for math enthusiasts.

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167 implied HN points 01 Mar 24
  1. Placing a strong focus on educating children and valuing learning from an early age is important for their development.
  2. Encouraging exploration and discovery in children's interests, and supporting them even if their interests change, is crucial in helping them grow.
  3. Focusing on personal growth, happiness, and fulfillment as goals for children rather than solely on academic success can lead to a more well-rounded and content life.
167 implied HN points 15 Feb 24
  1. Perfectionism in children can lead to self-worth dependency on flawless performance, impacting relationships.
  2. Praise children for setting sensible limits and effort, not just perfect outcomes.
  3. Help children cope with mistakes, offer solutions, promote process-focused feedback, and model healthy alternatives to perfectionism.
167 implied HN points 30 Jan 24
  1. Sebastian Gutierrez is starting Mailbox Mondays where he will answer reader questions in a post every Monday.
  2. Readers can send in questions via email, and Sebastian will share the answers anonymously in the post.
  3. Responses to the original question will also be sent via email to the reader.
83 implied HN points 26 Feb 24
  1. Math Encounters is a public presentation series by MoMath that celebrates the world of mathematics.
  2. The National Museum of Mathematics has a YouTube playlist with free video recordings.
  3. Kids Who Love Math is a reader-supported publication that offers resources for math enthusiasts.
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111 HN points 07 Aug 23
  1. There's a clear path from arithmetic to calculus in math education, but kids who advance too quickly may face challenges in a traditional school setting.
  2. Instead of just accelerating through the math curriculum, consider enrichment to explore topics outside the typical sequence like statistics, probability, and mathematical finance.
  3. Parents can support their kids in exploring enrichment math by learning alongside them, finding tutors or math circles, and utilizing resources like books and educational videos.
83 implied HN points 16 Aug 23
  1. The author is curious about your thoughts and questions related to teaching math to kids
  2. The author shares information about their kids' math education and current activities
  3. The author is open to sharing book highlights and is interested in knowing if you'd like to read about them
3 HN points 13 Mar 24
  1. Elementary schoolers are taking high school level Algebra I, which is surprising because it's not common and not widely discussed.
  2. The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon explains how we notice things more once we become aware of them, like kids excelling in advanced math.
  3. The Roger Bannister Effect shows how breaking through perceived limits can inspire others to achieve new possibilities, such as young children excelling in higher-level math.
2 HN points 20 Feb 24
  1. Establishing a routine can help in getting prepared for learning, like dedicating a specific 'Math Time' with all necessary materials ready.
  2. Focusing on the process of getting ready for math is more important than merely sticking to a rigid routine.
  3. Incorporating physical elements or sensory cues can enhance the readiness for learning math, such as having a designated space, an exercise, a specific music, or a scent.
1 HN point 23 Feb 24
  1. It matters what you do at home for education - especially for math kids who may need extra support.
  2. Teachers on Reddit discuss the challenges of students being significantly behind in basic skills like reading, writing, and math.
  3. The gap between high-performing students and those falling behind seems to be widening, prompting concerns among educators about the quality of education.
1 HN point 02 May 23
  1. The relationships in a kid's life influence how they view math.
  2. Finding people who love math can help a kid's interest in math grow.
  3. Surrounding a kid with math enthusiasts can positively impact their math experiences.
1 HN point 28 Apr 23
  1. The journey of kids loving math can start small and grow into something bigger over time.
  2. As kids develop a relationship with math, various questions and considerations arise.
  3. Building a community and sharing knowledge can help support kids who love math and their families.