Naturalistic intelligence

This type of intelligence has to do with nurturing and relating the data to one’s natural surroundings, being aware of the living organisms such as the flora and fauna around. Students who have this type of intelligence as a dominant one can easily recognize and classify plants, animals and minerals and show a mastery of natural and artificial taxonomies.

These learners are holistic thinkers, they recognize the particular and value the unusual, they enjoy working in nature, exploring living things, learning about plants and natural events. Teachers can empower this type of intelligence by using environment-related and classification activities, encourage the study of relationships such as patterns and order, and compare-and-contrast sets of groups or look at connections to real life and science issues. In order to get these students involved during the Math class, the teacher can try to connect mathematical concepts to nature. For example, relate mathematical progressions to how plants grow, relate sets and Venn diagrams to types of flowers and how they share certain characteristics and not share others, have them read about Pi or the golden ratio, point out mathematical influences in nature, such as symmetry or the various geometrical patterns in natural formations or studying living organisms with a certain shape (a pentagon, for example).


The students fron FRANCE brainstrom about the link between maths and nature. Then they create a slide with a photo and a title for each topic selected. They record a video of them talking about the link between maths and nature using their smartphone. They they create an aura using AurasmaStudio, to overlay the slide with their video in Augmented Reality.


The virtual museum in pdf displayed in Issuu :




A quick look at the virtual museum through this short video :




Virtual museum in #AugmentedReality .The students explain the link between maths and nature in a video overlaying the initial picture. This virtual museum is a part of the activities ran in the Comenius project, naturalistic intelligence part. #aims1315

Posted by Nicolas Houpert on dimanche 31 mai 2015


Bones! The video

A video from Italy



About bones and maths

A small statistical survey on the human body made by the Italian students




One task, four hands, two brains

 Collaboration when working on the Thiessen Polygons Method. although the task is not finished, collaborative work is worth showing



Statistical research into genetics at the HLW Amsterdam

Here are the results of the research. First some overall results and after that some results per country.



Statistical Research Into Genetics Results

Answers to the common task on hydrology from the HLW

Four groups of the HLW answered the questions from river basins 1 to 4!



Hydrology HLW

Green Maths




We went to the three main gardens in Ávila looking for Mathematics. The result of our research can be seen in a website we created in Weebly. You can find us here:

Enter and enjoy the visit.

Statistics on leaves

 We went to the Botanical Garden for the task described in the document below.  It was not a very sunny day, but it's spring, so any park or garden is a nice place to be. 

 Then, we worked in a Drive presentation. It was the first contact of the 6th grade group with the Drive and they enjoyed a lot all the possibilities they discovered. Amazingly, nobody deleted the presentation by mistake, although I expected this! 

We hope you like it! 



 Statistics on Leaves by ivasil63

The Universe by Numbers

Searching for the "Vitruvian Man" in Myślenice





Tasks for Naturalistic Intelligence Study

Green Maths by vcuadrad

The Vitruvian Man in ... Romania

The Golden Number and the Human Body on PhotoPeach


The Vitruvian Man - 6D School 195

Today, we discovered the Math behind the beauty in the human body, and learned about the Golden Ratio and the Vitruvian Man. Then, we measured ourselves and filled in the common document, comparing our results with our partners'. It was fun! Here we are in the video below.



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