I am a mechanical engineer and industrial designer with a passion for early childhood math education, and a love for toys.
Learning math through play
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B.E. in Mechanical Engineering M.Des. in Product Design
Mathematics is abstracted too early in education without any correlation to real world scenarios. Math is the way in which we describe the world and we should be able to understand it by using the world around us. In the field of education, there should be no such thing as a “math person.” Through research, I targeted factors that help make successful math tools bridge gaps between manipulative and abstract concepts. Design features were chosen to keep children focused on the aspects of the tools which provide learning opportunities. Material choices aid in learning and memory retention by providing physical feedback. By using play as a mechanism to learn math, I am ultimately enabling children to recall mathematical concepts associated with positive experiences from their past.