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inmom
09-29-2013, 09:37 AM
http://www.stmarksschool.org/academics/mathematics/math-institute/index.aspx (http://www.stmarksschool.org/academics/mathematics/math-institute/index.aspx)

These are math from an interesting perspective.

One course starts October 1st: A Mathematical Exploration of Music and Sound According the to website, knowledge through Algebra II is the prerequisite.

The other is An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Epidemics, starting January 21st. This is probably a bit more difficult.

I cannot vouch for either class or the group but am going to show my teens in case they are interested.

mom2ponygirl
10-05-2013, 06:45 PM
We're going to look at doing one of these in the spring, as my daughter was quite busy with dual enrollment classes this fall. However, her friend is doing the math and music class that just started and he has loved it so far.

Another free class that we really enjoyed last year was Single Variable Calculus from Coursera. My daughter really loved the class and then took the AP Calc BC class shortly after the MOOC and did extremely well.

inmom
10-05-2013, 08:03 PM
I'll look into the Coursera Calculus course. My son will be taking Calculus at Purdue as a dual credit student next fall, but a bit of exposure before-hand will help. He's also taking the math and music class as a six-week break from his Discrete Math course he's doing on his own. He seems to enjoy it so far.

Overhere
11-28-2013, 07:16 AM
Hmmm.. I maybe posted in the wrong place, but there are two really interesting math courses starting on Edx...one on creative mathematical thinking (no prereqs at all) and one on stats (very minor prereqs).

Here's the thread: http://www.secularhomeschool.com/homeschool-curriculum/11912-fun-edx-math-courses.html

Sorry, I am a relative newbie and stuck that in the curriculum thread!