Podcast 319 – Inquiry Learing: Going Beyond This is Like That

Things can be connected in multiple ways, but it can be challenging to find good connections.

Malke Rosenfeld and Gordon Hamilton, Socks Are Like Pants, Cats Are Like Dogs

mark_vector_1400x1400 In the last podcast I said I would bring into our consciousness a variety of educational ideas about how to engage children in conversation about All in Relation. We want to model and support children to see, hear, smell, taste and touch their way into this big idea through a variety of activities.

This Is Like That v1 - 1024x768All in Relation can feel like a big, abstract idea, especially when talking about it philosophically, so how can we help children start to look at themselves, others and the world through this lens? One of the fundamental premises of All in Relation as an ethic is understanding how seeming unrelated things have a relationship.

This is Like That v2 - 1024x768Today I share a math lesson titled This is Like That from the book Socks Are Like Pants, Cats Are Like Dogs: Games, Puzzles, and Activities for Choosing, Identifying, and Sorting Math by Malke Posenfeld and Gordon Hamilton (CC-BY-NC-SA). Ever think algebra might be a learning tool for All in Relation? With this resource it can be a way to show this and so much more.

All in Relation - Patterns - 1024x768This book inspires families and groups to play, solve, talk, and make math-together. The book is filled with a diverse collection of math games, puzzles, and activities exploring the mathematics of choosing, identifying and sorting. Ready for some hands-on, minds-on learning activities that will inspire deeper connections? Play math today and let inspiration grow!

In this show we cover:

    • Why and how to help children explore All in Relation
    • Resource: Socks Are Like Pants, Cats Are Like Dogs
    • This is Like That math lesson plan
    • Creative ideas to extend and enrich the original lesson

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Thanks Simon Cunningham for the featured image titled Inquiries (Photo credit: (CC-BY 2.0)

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