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The mission of the Republic of Mathematics is to to provide solutions of value to teachers and learners of mathematics.

The credo of the Republic of Mathematics is that mathematics can be learned deeply and joyfully when it is taught and approached in an open spirit, sovaldi with an inquiring mind and heart.

The study of mathematics can, pharmacy and should, sickness enrich and empower the human, mind, heart and spirit.

Above all, when engaging with mathematics, collaborate:

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“The Republic of Mathematics™ blog is curated by Gary E. Davis, who has worked as Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at five universities in Australia, England and the United States.

This blog is part of an ongoing effort to democratize the learning and teaching of mathematics, to help empower students and teachers in their engagement with mathematics.

If you have a mathematics problem – an issue related to learning or teaching mathematics – we have a question for you: “How can we help?

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1 | M. Cary Painter

December 6, 2010 at 12:48 am

Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

re: If you have … an issue related to learning or teaching mathematics – I have a question for you: “How can I help?”

I’ve been asked to develop an advanced mathematics program for high school students at my school. I’m considering an introductory course on MATLAB and/or a course on using MATLAB to control Lego NXT Robotics. This could be a two year program.

I’d also like to offer a basic course for struggling freshman to improve their understanding of mathematics and to encourage them to continue on beyond the required courses for graduation. I’m considering a course on Scratch programming to control Lego WeDo Robotics in addition to their required Algebra and Geometry courses (many of them are required to take a support class during the day to ‘assist them in their understanding’).

Any direction, suggestions, or advice you can offer is greatly appreciated.

mcp

Gary Davis

December 6, 2010 at 6:50 am

Cary,

Thanks for the interest.

I emailed you about help my colleagues and students might be able to offer.

Here’s hoping we can develop a productive relationship.