The humanizing mathematical education nonprofit, Humane Education, recently launched an educational campaign aimed at promoting mathematics education.
The campaign has a goal of teaching children the value of math by providing math lessons to children of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
According to the campaign website, “a humanizing math education program that engages children of all backgrounds in math can be an incredibly powerful tool to teach students about math, to build their self-esteem, and to create connections to the wider world.”
The campaign also provides resources for parents and educators to share the math curriculum with their children, including lessons about mathematics, algebra, geometry, and basic mathematical concepts.
The website describes the curriculum as “all about how to understand, explain, and apply mathematical ideas, ideas that are often misunderstood and underrepresented in our society.
You will be challenged to apply these ideas to a wide range of subjects, from learning about numbers to making sense of the universe.”
The curriculum includes lessons about how math is constructed and used to solve problems, and how it is learned to be the way it is.
The videos are interactive, and are designed to teach children how to make use of the concepts, math symbols, and mathematical formulas in order to solve a problem.
For example, in one video, children are asked to build a cube and then apply some basic math formulas to it to solve the cube problem.
Another video explains how to use symbols to represent numbers.
In another video, a child learns about how some symbols can represent certain concepts.
A fourth video, which is meant to encourage children to consider math as a whole, shows students building a “world of their own.”
The videos also include lessons about the importance of making connections between numbers and other topics.
“When children think about math in terms of how it relates to other concepts, it opens up their minds to thinking about how they can relate to other people,” the website reads.
“In addition, by teaching kids that math is not just about solving a problem but is a way to connect to other lives and the wider universe, it’s important for them to feel confident that math can have a profound effect on the way they see the world.”
In a statement to Motherboard, Humane Educational said it was “honored” to be involved in the campaign, and hopes to continue its work in the future.
“We have been able to provide math education to more children in the United States than any other nonprofit and we hope that our new campaign will continue to provide this valuable resource to more students,” the statement reads.
For the past few years, Humane has also created a Facebook page, which has more than 6,000 likes.
“Humane Education is a nonprofit that has been working to raise awareness about the value and power of math education for years,” the page reads.