Posts in category History
We are happy to announce the first part of our first custom course at Education Reimagined. Classical Geometry – An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
I recently switched to a part-time schedule at my job to begin focusing on curriculum development at home. While my end goal is to provide materials to as wide an audience as possible, I am starting out by offering a series of courses to students in the Albuquerque area. The first class will explore a […]
The history of mathematics is a fascinating subject. It really deals with mankind’s struggle to understand relationships in the world around us, abstract out the universal nature of those relationships and use logic to reason about relationships in general. The introduction of new mathematical models and concepts at different points in history often revolutionized science […]
Something for the geometers… You may have to slow it down or watch more than once to catch everything, but Vi blends a hilarious history lesson with a very simple geometrical proof of irrationality discovered by the Pythagoreans.
This past year, Sebastion Thrun, a Stanford professor of computer science, began offering an online version of his class. The online version ran concurrently with the regular class and had enrollment, grades, and a final score. The only difference was that you couldn’t get Stanford credits for the online version. Over 160,000 people from around […]
When thinking back on my elementary level history classes, all I can remember is a jumble of random anecdotes aimed at giving a sense of different time periods, but without anything tying them together. I remember building a sugar cube pyramid and learning some facts about Ancient Egypt, and then never hearing about Egypt again, […]
My opinion of the methods used to teach most subjects in schools is pretty low. Among the poorly taught subjects, however, history stands out as one of the most tragic. History should be a rich, fascinating field, full of adventure, intrigue, and deep questions about the nature of humanity. Instead, it is typically presented as […]