We received the MathArt Online 4-Class Bundle from NatureGlo’s eScience. All four classes retail for $149 each and are six weeks long. Upon purchase, you get 1-year access to the course. Getting the 4-class bundle saves you 10%.
The four courses in the bundle are:
- Math Connections with the Real World – History of the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers, The Golden Number & Fibonacci in Art, Architecture & Nature, Fibonacci Numbers, History & Golden Ratio of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Quasicrystals & the Golden Ratio, The Mathematics of Music
- MathArt in Ancient Cultures – Ancient Babylonians & Plimpton 322, Ancient Greek Math and the Platonic Solids, Pythagoras and the Music of the Spheres, Ancient India’s MathArt: Rangoli, Mandalas & The Story of 1-9 and 0, Zellige Moroccan Tiles & Other Tessellations, Maya MathArt
- MathArt in the Arts & Sciences – Renaissance Artist Piero della Francesco, Aboriginal Art, Celtic MathArt, Patterns in Nature I, Branching/Fractal Patterns in Nature & Technology, Fractals in Nature & Technology II
- MathArt: Patterns in Nature – Patterns in Nature: Circular Patterns, Patterns in Nature: Animal Coat Patterns, The Geometrics of the Universe, Patterns in Nature: The Hexagon, Logarithmic Beauty of the Chambered Nautilus Part I, Logarithmic Beauty of the Chambered Nautilus Part II
We focused on the Math Connections with the Real World class
Each of the lessons has videos, slideshows, activities, study guides, and quizzes. As you can see below . . .
The program is intended for children ages 10 and up, but I think it would be best to start this around middle school age, about 12 and up.
Because there are so many components to each lesson, we ended up working through nearly one lesson per week. The rabbit trail opportunities in this program are endless! I originally thought we could watch the videos as a family (me plus all school-age kids) but quickly found out that wasn’t going to happen.
Some programs allow for big kid concentration and little kid observation at the same time. Unfortunately, that is not the case with this one.
We started out with everyone watching but always ended with just me. This really is a good program, but unfortunately, it didn’t appeal to anyone in my homeschool. Maybe we just aren’t mathy enough?
The big words (technical math) had us lost. After watching the sample video, I thought it was more artsy, like drawing sciency things in artsy ways. Does that make sense? Anyway, it wasn’t.
I’m sure there are many families out there who have math-minded children, but ours isn’t one of them.