Subscription

Books
Shop
About

Monday, November 25, 2013

You can teach Calculus without really needing to teach

And you can learn Calculus in about ten hours a week.

Check out these online courses: Precalculus, Calculus One, and Single-Variable Calculus.  Each is about three months (one semester) long, available on Coursera for FREE, and includes weekly video lessons, peer-interactions, testing and evaluation, and a certificate of completion.  I'll tell you when I evaluate other sources of online course materials: udemy, edX, and so on.

If I was assigned to teach a large Calculus class, I would probably just reuse these resources as it would be hard to do better than some of the online courses I've tried.  Even for a small class, I might embed this material, as in modularity, as in a course within a course.
http://xinvogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/course-within-course.html
From Calculus Single Variable on Coursera
 When using these online courses or MOOCs as they are now called, the teacher is still useful.  The teacher needs to study several and select which resources to use, and also to monitor and enhance the experience where possible. 

For more elementary mathematics, like primary and secondary school (but also up to Calculus and hobby math), I like the quizzes at Khan Academy for math drill.  Khan also has extremely, extremely good video lessons. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

My Other Blogs

  • untitled - --- 1. Lorde - Buzzcut Season 2. Anderson .Paak - Such Great Heights Tell me if these feel great or not. They've been fantastic to me a dozen times, and ...
    19 hours ago
  • Public Service Announcement - Cooking Pot by Orezi NEWSBUKA for all the burning topics in Nigerian politics and society. GeT FREE EmAiL UpDaTeS"
    2 days ago
  • ~*~ Business mentor + success coach - Free tips at instagram.com/alituplife : In my business I place a lot of emphasis on self care and building a business that feels GOOD. That’s why I love th...
    2 days ago
  • We made that bitch famous - goddamn! - the art of impersonating donald trump Want REALbubbler Membership? Want good Literature? (Preview) Nigerian Lifestyle A-Z at REALbubbler.blogspot.com
    1 week ago
  • - The mission of schools and teachers is to develop an understanding of all that is true, good and beautiful. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 5, 2017 ...
    2 weeks ago

About Me

Followers