Seb Schmoller: Second report from Keith Devlin’s and Coursera’s Introduction to Mathematical Thinking MOOC

Seb Schmoller updated and expanded his previous Report from Keith Devlin’s and Coursera’s “Introduction to Mathematical Thinking” MOOC.

Seb Schmoller: Second report from Keith Devlin’s and Coursera’s Introduction to Mathematical Thinking MOOC

About a month ago I finished Keith Devlin’s 10 week introduction to mathematical thinking course. This report supplements the one I published in April, which I’d based on my experience and observations during the first six weeks of the course.

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GCSE reform announcement

From the official announcement:

In February, the Secretary of State announced plans for the comprehensive reform of GCSEs, so that young people have access to qualifications which match and exceed those of the highest performing jurisdictions.

The Department is now seeking views on proposed subject content and assessment objectives for new GCSEs. Proposed subject content for reformed GCSEs in English language, English literature, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, combined science (double award), history, geography, modern languages and ancient languages, as well as the Reformed GCSE Subject Content Consultation document are available here on the Department’s website. The consultation will run from 11 June until 22 August. We would very much welcome your views.

In parallel with this consultation Ofqual are consulting on the revised regulatory requirements for the reformed GCSEs. The Ofqual consultation will be available here.