We pretzel ourselves up anxiously over math, don't we? How difficult, how esoteric it seems to be. But we forget.
Math is how we first counted the cycles of the moon, the cycles of women's blood.
Math is how music knows when the beat bites into halves, quarters, or eighths.
Math is how the hurricanes and snails secretly figured they'd swirl in the same shape.
Math is how the weaver -- in human and spider form -- knows which patterns bear repeating.
Math is the scientist's shorthand, the cookie baker's cup, the toe-tapper's beat.
Math has been made by everyone since we started time.
Math belongs to everyone.
Math lives well beyond the textbooks. In school we try to notice that math around us, within us. Yet it's true -- the math book is where we often turn to make our math. Thankfully we have found Miquon Mathematics. A few ways that we are finding Number, Pattern, Rhythm, and Shape as we work with Miquon: