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Math with Taylor Davis

Aug 21, 2018

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This is episode 16 and today I’m here with Taylor Davis talking about Math.

Taylor is a former teacher turned passionate life learner, unschooling mama to 3 kids, and advocate for self-directed education.  She co-hosts the podcast, One Free Family, with her husband James. She is also a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and birth rights activist.

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I share our tour of an Austrian chocolate factory.


School Math: We discuss the way math is taught in school and why it’s not compatible with the ways we know children learn.

Math Anxiety/Phobia: We dig underneath this widespread export of math education and contextualize it as shame.

Natural Math: We talk about how numeracy develops naturally.

Picture: We share what that natural numeracy development looks like in our families.

Gaps: We speak to the fear of kids reaching adulthood with gaps in their math knowledge.


We tackle the question of how to help our kids with math when we struggle with math ourselves.

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