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Math 2.0 online live series: June overview

Maria Droujkova does a great job of organizing free Webinars on very interesting Math subjects. Here's the preview of June events, which I copied from the MathFuture Google Group:

Join these free, open, weekly live online events at Math 2.0 interest group and meet other interested educators, parents, developers, and community leaders for an hour of an intense discussion.

June 5th, 2010, 2pm ET. Host: Julie Harland, Mathematics Professor at MiraCosta College and creator of hundreds of math videos at YourMathGal.com. You can ask Julie questions about her projects, as well as using screencasts in your work and online education in general.

June 9th, 2010, 9:30pm ET. Host: Peter Gray, Professor of Psychology at Boston College, blogging at Psychology Today's Freedom to Learn. Peter will talk about his blog, and in particular two widely resonating posts about mathematics: the Benezet experiment, and a family learning philosophy called "unschooling." You can also ask Peter questions about his research of Sudbury schools.

June 19th, 2010, 2pm ET. Host: Kalid Azad, creator of InstaCalc, and blogger at BetterExplained. We will talk about the meaning of math insights ("a-ha moments") and interactive ways of sharing them online. People interested in the development of lightweight, embeddable math widgets can also ask questions about InstaCalc.

June 26th, 2010. Host: Ryan Goble, teacher mentor at South Bronx, graduate student at Columbia University, and creator of Making Curriculum Pop - a resource-sharing community for educators interested in better practices and teaching with pop culture. Ask Ryan about building educator communities, online learning, and using culture at large as the classroom.

To join the weekly events, follow this link in your browser to a virtual room that opens half an hour before each event: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.FCAF787B38E30D58F943EB7232EE27

More details about the upcoming events, and full recordings of past events, are at the Math 2.0 wiki: http://mathfuture.wikispaces.com/events

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  1. Wow, this is a great math website that you have. These free webinars on different math subjects is terrific and I am hoping you will be discussing subjects like calculus, geometry and algebra. These are such important subjects, especially for kids to learn, because practically every job out there involves some type of numbers so this will be great for kids to learn more about.

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