Charlotte Mason felt that she didn’t have much to add to the current methods of teaching math. Yet what she did write on
the subject is worth taking to heart. “Mathematics depend upon the teacher rather than upon the textbook and few subjects are worse taught; chiefly because teachers have seldom time to give the inspiring ideas...which
should quicken the imagination. How living would Geometry become in the light of the discoveries of Euclid as he made them!” (Charlotte Mason Study Guide, p. 107-108)
This comment leads us to search for living math books to spark interest in math. There are several books in print that fit the bill. For example, The Librarian Who Measured the Earth is a remarkable story about ...
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Math Talk, current study that looks a lot like Charlotte Mason’s ideas.
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