A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top!
For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.”
And ambient music is defined as: “Quiet and relaxing with melodies that repeat many times. Why ambient? A math teaching style that’s whole and all encompassing, with themes that repeat many times through the years, is most likely to be effective and successful.
Catie Johnson’s Waldorf Chalkboard Drawings page is an excellent resource, not only for the images that are relevant to each of the grades and thorough, informative tutoriasl on chalkboard drawing, but also for the succinct, in-depth portraits of each grade’s spirit or mood. The Grade 3 page features these chalkboard drawings as well as a brief but essential summary of the year.
Do explore Catie Johnson’s wonderful collection of chalkboard drawings, while learning how the images relate to each particular window of time in childhood. Visit the other grades as well for a well-rounded picture of the progression from young to middle childhood and beyond, to young adulthood.
Knowledge ensues in an environment dedicated to imaginative, creative knowing, where student and teacher alike surrender to the ensuing of knowledge as a worthy goal. Tune in again tomorrow for more Grade 3 fun!