Experiential Math

Taught by Sara Geonczy

Wednesdays, July 6-27 | 7:00-8:30 pm
SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main St. 
Four weeks, $49.

We use math all the time, because we need to. A greater understanding of math can help you reason better and more efficiently, open up new career paths and give you access to a wider variety of personal interests. (Warning: you don't want to try baking or sailing without math!) But math is also engaging, beautiful and fascinating:

In this class, we will explore basic math concepts through our own experience, using things we commonly interact with such as nature, technology, construction, cooking, finances, and reading comprehension.

If you're one of the many people who hated math in school, or thought it was useless "in real life", this class is for you. It's not too late to change your mind! 

Week 1: Math is Scary. Math is boring.
Exploring our discomforts with math, our different learning styles, and our personal math struggles, we will answer the question Why do I need math? 

Week 2: The very basics.
What did we miss in our foundational math classes? How did this affect our career aspirations and personal interests? How does this affect our everyday lives? 

Week 3: Practical & Experiential Applications.
Mathematical concepts for finances, spatial awareness, and technological literacy.

Week 4: Math can be beautiful?
The fascination & beauty of math in the natural world. 

Sara Geonczy is an AmeriCorps member serving under Confluence Environmental Center. She has a bachelors of science in Environmental Science from Auburn University. She is interested in addressing math anxiety and incompetency among U.S. adults.