We believe math is the tool to train our brains to create, to observe and conjecture, to think and to discover.
No one sat down with Newton and told him: "Here's how you do calculus Isaac...Step 1...Step 2..." Yet, that's how math has been, since the Industrial Revolution, and continues today to be taught- the I do, now you copy me method. This regurgitated math experience is based in memorization and procedures. There's not even a hint of independent thinking.
Rather, Newton observed patterns. He struggled. He hypothesized. He experimented. He failed. And then, he discovered.
All of our students can, on their own and in their own way, do this too with every math concept and procedure you and I were just told and had to accept as fact from some teacher or book or online program. They can, in the truest meaning of the word, discover every math concept on their own using the scientific method.
Math can be so much more than just memorizing basic factsand learning to follow someone else's directions. It can be the most pure, creative, self-owned experience of their education.
Mathematics is an innately creative and discovery based process. All math understanding is founded upon very simple laws and truths. This means that all of math can be discovered and created using our unique individual ability to think logically and problem solve. All mathematical truths have been discovered. No one sat down with Newton and taught him: “here’s how you do calculus.” He studied. He observed. He struggled. He hypothesized. He experimented. He failed. And then he discovered. All of our students can, and will, if given the opportunity, discover, on their own and in their own way, every mathematical truth, rule and procedure. No longer is the textbook or the online program or the teacher or the parent the “all-knowing math authority,” that the student is 100% dependent upon, the student has now become their own authority.
The Discovery Method is based on the principles of the scientific method: students observe patterns, hypothesize rules, test their working-hypothesis, prove their own theorems, and record their findings in their own journal. When they need help or forget a rule later on, they look to their own record as the authority. Now, they own their knowledge! They are their own math authority. They have become self-reliant.
We believe in the power of math to create great thinkers. We believe in parents who take on homeschooling and seek to provide the most powerful education for their kids.
We would not be doing this if we didn't believe that the Discovery Method is the single most powerful tool in the world for teaching mathematics and creating self-reliant thinkers. If you choose later to not want the Starter Kit, or any of our emails, no hassels, we can part as friends :) 100% Guaranteed.
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