Free Online Courses Start Today: Mathematical Play & Mathematical Anthropology

The final two ShadowCon courses start today. They both feature awesome presenters offering important ideas, and they’re both free!

Mathematical Play
Kassia Omohundro Wedekind

Kassia’s ShadowCon talk was such a blast, integrating several different bodies of scholarship all arguing for the mathematical and social value of play. Her course has insightful readings, illustrative classroom video, and Zak Champagne and Mike Flynn as teaching assistants.


The Art of Mathematical Anthropology
Geoff Krall

Geoff has loads of experience with innovative assessments as a coach in the New Tech network of schools. In his course, he’ll help you understand what portfolio assessments offer students and how to develop them. You’ll find me in Geoff’s course as a teaching assistant.


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  1. I’d be really interested in signing up to one of these. If I’m not a current classroom teacher does it matter? I’m also in the UK, but figured that the online-ness meant that wouldn’t be an issue.