- The Book
- Math you can…
- Get Math Stuff
This is the main page for the July 2013 course, mpsMOOC13: Problem Solving for the Young, the Very Young, and the Young at Heart. Most tasks took place at our question and answer hub.
If you ever have any questions, email Moby Snoodles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before July 7: sign-up and preparation
Week 1, July 8-14
Week 2, July 15-21
Week 3, July 22-28
Does my child need to count well, remember times tables, and so on?
Not at all. There are no prerequisites. We will help you adjust problems for any skill level; for very young kids, but also for adolescents.
What resources will I need for this course?
You need the internet to participate, and usual household objects (paper, markers, toys) to do math. We will provide free, open media to support the course.
Can I get a certificate after completing this course?
Yes, you will receive a digital certificate of participation from the course authors and our mascot Moby Snoodles, the math-loving whale.
Can I participate if I don’t work with kids at the moment?
You need to work with at least one more person to do course activities. A friend, a significant other, or a colleague – of any age – will work splendidly. Think of the experience as a book club, a teacher circle, or a parent night out.
What is citizen science?
Citizen science is research conducted by large groups of individuals outside the field together with some specialists in the field. In this course, participants will contribute to a pilot study in mathematics education. We will tackle a tough question: How can mathematical topics be adapted to radically different students, mixed-age groups, and everybody’s diverse interests?
What is a mini-MOOC?
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course with interactive participation and open access. Our course uses all our favorite design principles of MOOCs, such as aggregating free information, and remixing participants’ ideas. In addition, we aim for a connected and personal experience for every participant. That’s why we announce our courses in highly relevant communities, talk to every participant as a part of the sign-up, and provide much personal support along the way. We also keep the course short enough for everybody to be able to participate in all the activities. To summarize, ours is a cozy, short and sweet MOOC.
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How do I sign up?
Email us at email@example.com to get started.