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


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  • Comments
A very interesting work! You are real detectives! Congratulations!

Posted on 07/06/15 22:04.

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Thank you!

Posted on 08/06/15 20:37.

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You had a very interesting idea to study the bones!!! You are like real research workers. And your team work is great too!!

Ioana,Bucharest 195 school.

Posted on 13/06/15 15:43.

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I like this activity, because it combines Maths and Biology (statistical survey on body bones). Another fact is that the children were involved and they collaborated together.

Ion Andreea, Bucharest

Posted on 14/06/15 16:02.

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This activity is very nice! I see that children are very happy in their practical work! Is interesting that they measure a huge skeleton! Andt finally, I can see they color some nice graphs! Congratulations for this work!!! Monica, Bucharest, 195 school.

Posted on 14/06/15 21:37.

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