moocs and mathematics
A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course, and Dr Wildberger has been involved with creating several: Math Terminology for Incoming Uni Students on openlearning / Maths for Humans: Linear and Quadratic Relations on Future Learn / Maths for Humans: Inverse Relations and Power laws on Future Learn / LANTITE numeracy training for teachers . The last three courses were made with Dr. Daniel Mansfield, also from UNSW.
Future Learn is a UK platform run by the people behind the Open University, which has had a long history of high quality distance courses. In 2016 Norman Wildberger created and ran, with Dr. Daniel Mansifeld from UNSW, two successful MOOCs from this platform, both designed to cover interesting aspects of high school mathematics education: Maths for Humans: Linear and Quadratic Relations (Future Learn MOOC) / Maths for Humans: Inverse Relations and Power laws (Future Learn MOOC) Here is the trailer for these courses.
Both courses are about mathematical relationships that figure prominently in every day life, and are full of interesting and appealing examples of the power of mathematics to understand the world in which we live.
These courses are entirely online and free, and they will run again, so you can register your interest for the next running of these courses through the above links.
Both courses are about mathematical relationships that figure prominently in every day life, and are full of interesting and appealing examples of the power of mathematics to understand the world in which we live.
These courses are entirely online and free, and they will run again, so you can register your interest for the next running of these courses through the above links.
In Australia, students training to be teachers now need to pass a LANTITE numeracy test, and so Dr Daniel Mansfield and A/Prof Norman Wildberger have created a LANTITE numeracy training for teachers course that helps teachers prepare for this exam. This course is entirely online and free, and hosted on the Open Learning platform. It is probably of some use for anyone wishing to improve their basic numeracy in preparation for a numeracy test.


Math Terminology for Incoming Uni Students
on the openlearning platform, an exciting social environment for hosting educational resources. This is a fully online course designed to recap and review senior high school mathematics and its terminology for students about to enter, or recently having entered college or university. The course is hosted on openlearning, and is supported by YouTube videos. The topics are
Module 1: Number and Arithmetic
Module 2: Geometry
Module 3: Algebra
Module 4: Curves, functions and surfaces
Module 5: Sets, logic and graphs
Module 6: Calculus
Module 7: How to write mathematics
on the openlearning platform, an exciting social environment for hosting educational resources. This is a fully online course designed to recap and review senior high school mathematics and its terminology for students about to enter, or recently having entered college or university. The course is hosted on openlearning, and is supported by YouTube videos. The topics are
Module 1: Number and Arithmetic
Module 2: Geometry
Module 3: Algebra
Module 4: Curves, functions and surfaces
Module 5: Sets, logic and graphs
Module 6: Calculus
Module 7: How to write mathematics