Your Name and Title: Aravinda Pillalamarri
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Maryland, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Learners and Parents
Short Session Description (one line): How to embrace children's inherent mathematical wonder
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Drawing from personal experiences I will reflect on how we can facilitate / avoid obstructing children as they explore mathematics.
As artists have urged us to stop telling children what color to use or where to draw, we must also allow for creative expression in the discovery of numbers. We ought to refrain from intruding into the pre-numerate state with our preconceived notions and allow every child to investigate from scratch as if the world had not yet settled on a numbering system, adding system, dimensional system and so on.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://homeschoolers.in/zero-is-beautiful-teaching-mathematics-as-if-people-mattered/