Math + Linguistics
Because Math is a Language that Everyone Should Speak Fluently
Math is EVERYWHERE! If one wants to study science or become a doctor or even an accountant, there's math in there. If you choose not to study those subjects, you don’t have to be a mathematician, but you still need to know a little something about math.
Teaching students to focus on solving math problems comes in a lot of formats: traditional classroom instruction, memory and concentration exercises, gaming, and other technology-based techniques. These approaches have a common thread: getting a correct answer to some problem. If you’re that student that doesn’t get a lot of answers right, you don’t want to play that game. What if a new approach is tried; talking about math? Mathguistics will look at math as a language; after all math is the framework that is used to communicate the observations and outcomes of financial, statistical, and even competitive sports analysis.
Mathguistics was developed show that math and language have a LOT in common. Our Mathguistics approach will provide a clearer understanding of the language of mathematics and help improve student outcomes. The endgame is a more mathematically savvy society.
At Mathguistics the strategy is simple; brainstorming and coming up with content that makes math more relatable. The process of hearing math in everyday conversations, making relationships between the world around us and math and helping students and adults see that math skills are important. Additionally, math has many of the same similarities as spoken and written language. Our mission will be achieved without bombarding learners with equations and problems to solve.
Through the use of Mathguistics, individuals will be able to have a better understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, as well as language. This unique approach should allow individuals to see problem solving in a more natural way. Additionally, reading comprehension and writing skills will be emphasized and practiced.
In conjunction with educators and parents, the application of Mathguistics can be used to add a vital piece to a learning environment. Its premise is to show that distinct parallels between mathematics and language exist such as symbols, syntax and structure. As the process is developed, a mapping can be made that identifies the relationship between the structure of spoken and written language to the appropriate mathematical counterparts. A linear structure will be built that will produce a skill set tying verbal interpretive skills to the mathematical approaches of problem solving. It will be the development of this new mindset that will allow for the “out of the box” type of reasoning in solving mathematical problems after the concepts and mechanics are fully understood.
Products & Services
Mathguistics Volume I The Fundamentals will be released soon. The Mathguistics online course will be available on the STEM Skills platform at https://get.stemskills.online. Volumes to follow will be Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Calculus and Mathguistics Finance. Workshops, webinars and speaking engagements available upon request.