Thursday, December 4, 2008

Introducing the mathskool blog

Welcome to the mathskool blog! Here you'll find updates as we build the site, and - eventually - news about the site once it's up and running.

mathskool is about connecting motivated students and great teachers. Imagine a version of youtube where every video is short and focused on a single math topic, such as the Pythagorean theorem, the quadratic formula, or the fundamental theorem of calculus. Now imagine we replace the (often inane) comments with an interactive forum of questions and answers, sorted by user votes for quality and usefulness.

Any teacher is free to upload any video for a topic, along with tags for related topics, their teaching notes, sample questions, sample answers, graphics, data files for applications, embedded interactive applets, or links to related sites. When there are multiple videos for a single topic, students can vote up the ones they like the best. It's my hope that the videos and community can enable students to use mathskool as a complement to their regular classes, as a way to review material, or to explore and learn independently.

That's the idea!

And the (ever-so-slightly-ambitious) goal is to launch a working beta by January 1st. Go mathskool!


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March 22, 2010 5:57 AM  

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