2017 Festival: Dr. Maria Droujkova, Natural Math

Dr. Maria Droujkova, Natural Math

Dr. Maria DroujkovaThe Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes Dr. Maria Droujkova to the 2017 National Math Festival!

Dr. Maria Droujkova is a parent, curriculum developer, and mathematics education consultant. Maria brings together leaders in mathematics education, researchers, developers, parents, and teachers for projects and discussions of family mathematics, early algebra, individualized instruction, math games, and math clubs.

A Better Story of Math: Calculus for 5-Year-Olds, Grief, and Natural Math Adventures

When it comes to children learning mathematics, what are your worries and dreams? What is it all about—what is it really all about? How can your young child play with powerful math such as integrals, fractals, and infinity—and why do so? How can grown-ups help, if they carry their own math scars? Come for a frank conversation about math making your children strong, creative, and caring. Learn what it takes for children to make their own beautiful, meaningful, and joyful mathematics.

Natural Math Play Date

Come make easy hands-on crafts, explore puzzles, relax, and observe simple ways to set up math play dates for your family or class. Seek rotational symmetry in snowflakes, make a fractal cat, or play hide-and-seek with your missing x. Aimed for casual participants ages 3 to 133, the Natural Math collection of activities brings a math-rich lifestyle to any setting, in small bits of wonder.