STE(A)M Education.

If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics..png

This week is all about STEAM education aka Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education. Specifically, STEAM refers to the integration of these subjects with a focus on investigation, exploration, and then conclusion. Sounds a lot like what Montessori schools have been doing for over a 100 years. We're so glad it's caught on.

It's certainly not the ONLY way, but it's been proven to be the BEST way to build a depth of understanding. We find that when our students explore and discover fundamental concepts themselves, that understanding exists forever. It's not a memorized fact or formula, but a retrievable and flexible knowledge that can be applied in multiple contexts (not just a test or exam).

How did you learn math in school? What experience do you want your child to have? Shout out to the students: what's your favourite math material in school?