This webinar is hosted in English
Maria Droujkova, Ph.D and 5-year-olds can learn calculus - if online communities help their grown-ups
Natural Math is an adventurous network of parents, teachers, and math circle leaders. We are helping kids make math their own, to make their own math. One of the main directions of development: making subjects such as algebra and calculus accessible to young children with embodied design and playful activities.
You're invited to join Moodle MOOC 4 from June 1 - 30, 2014 and learn to Moodle (Beginners) and/or improve your Moodle teaching skills (Non-Beginners) and about teaching with technology in fully online and blended platforms from the presenters of the MOOC. Participants will be qualify for a certificate of completion if they attend the live sessions and/or recordings, read the content, and complete the assignments (see courseware on WizIQ).
Doctor of Education
Maria Droujkova is a mathematics education researcher interested in early algebra, multiplicative reasoning and communities of practice. Maria has BS in Mathematics from Moscow State University (1994), MS in Applied Mathematics from Tulane University (1997) and PhD in Mathematics Education from North Carolina State University (2004). The topic of the doctoral dissertation was, “Roles of Metaphor in the Growth of Mathematical Understanding.” Since the early nineties, Maria has been organizing mathematical communities, teaching workshops and classes, consulting for universities and businesses, and presenting her research at national and international conferences. Maria loves to share her love of Scratch with members of her Math Clubs.