Looking for math for horse lovers? This new site will fuel their love for horses and build their math skills at the same time.
Learning opportunities are a part of life, they’re everywhere – even in a horse barn. Horse Lover’s Math (www.horseloversmath.com), uses real-life stories and information about horses as the context for generating math questions. Kids learn about horses and improve their math skills at the same time.
Horses are a passion for many children, especially girls. What better way to engage and motivate children to learn math than through a passion they already have – horses. Studies show that a gender gap in math achievement continues to be observed not only in math scores but in the number of female students entering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. Deborah Stacey, the creator of Horse Lover’s Math, notes that,
“Horse Lover’s Math is intentionally designed to encourage girls to stay engaged in STEM subjects.”
Horse Lover’s Math uses historical and contemporary news about horses as the context for understanding math through horses. From Zack the Jumping Zebra to scientific research on the wild horses of Shackelford Island, Horse Lover’s Math gives children the opportunity to apply the math they learn in school to an area of interest many of them already have – horses. A series of three math workbooks are planned. The Level 1 workbook is currently in production and scheduled for release in 2014.
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