Looking for a Willing Educational Test Subject
The Education Wars Part X
Edit: Wow, I got around two dozen volunteers over night. I emailed the first to set up a time. If I need to others, I will. Thank you to everyone. My hope is to make this valuable for everyone.
I am looking for an RTE reader who has a child willing to participate in a recorded math lesson (taught by me) for purposes of demonstration of educational principles. The child should be,
In the 10-12 age range,
Have their multiplication tables practiced to a high degree,
Willingness to sit for 40 minutes in a recorded chat to learn something new,
Has not yet completed PreAlgebra.
In exchange for participation and permission to record, I will send a copy of my Introduction to Number Theory book to the family.
Please do not reply here, but send an email to RoundingTheEarth@gmail.com to request participation. We will likely select just one student for the lesson, but we may select two.
Are you going to publish a version of the Intro to Number Theory book for younger people? Or is it same content published digitally? Very cool either way and best of luck. Wish I'd been intro'd to this work when I was young!
I’m just curious to see what it is. I didn’t do math the way they taught me, I was pretty good at it (10 years in the Marines made me an idiot though)…I was a post secondary student my last two years of HS. Tested into a college calc class for fun (I passed but they found out I was in high school and said no lol). And I miss math. Like a lot. So I’m super curious as to what you’re talking about mostly for fun.
You say here no pre-algebra… why? Does it have to be the first way someone learns or do you really think it’s hard to learn multiple techniques? Genuinely curious because I learned things a couple different ways and I think some techniques are cool and I’m sure I’m missing some.