By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki
It’s no coincidence that we are unveiling some big news this month. After all, it is Mathematics Awareness Month .
Today, Curriki announced a new online project-based geometry course that will be available free to teachers and students!
Geometry is arguably one of the most useful math subjects. It touches many aspects of our everyday lives, from art and driving, to sports and construction. We’re excited that this new Geometry course is based on the popular Project Based Learning (PBL) “active” approach and is designed to appeal to today’s generation of students, who expect an interactive, digitally-connected experience.
If you’re not familiar with Project Based Learning (PBL), this approach teaches both doing, as well as learning, and gives students real-world opportunities to think analytically, formulate ideas, and solve increasingly complex problems. We’re a big fan!
Developed with funding from AT&T and available online, this course is also aligned to Common Core State Standards.
“Students are going to love geometry after taking this course!” said Kim Jones, Curriki CEO. “So many students hate math because it’s difficult to make a real-life connection between math and their everyday lives. By adopting a Project Based Learning approach, we show students that geometry is not only theoretical, but practical and necessary. Students will move beyond a basic understanding of concepts to enjoyment of discovery.”
The online Curriki Geometry course will be available in September 2013. To participate in the beta launch, sign up today and we’ll notify you when the course is available.