[IAEP] Join Oleg Gleizer, the author of "Modern math for k-2" October 20th at 9:30pm ET

Maria Droujkova droujkova at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 23:08:06 EDT 2011

 Modern math for elementary students: An innovative, open bookJoin Oleg
Gleizer, presenting his Creative Commons book about advanced math for young
children. The full text of the book is available at

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   - Thursday, October 20th 2011 we will meet online at 6:30pm Pacific,
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RecordingThe recording will be at

About "Modern Math" From the introduction:
This book has originated from the state of desperation parents of a
5-year-old boy, themselves mathematicians, have got into while searching for
a proper school for their kid. We have looked both into the public and
private sector, including some rather expensive private schools, and
couldn't find any where they teach math, physics, and/or computer science at
the 21st century level.
The following are the two questions the author has asked the math teachers
he had interviewed.
1. Given a straight line and a point away from it, how would you draw
another straight line passing through the point and parallel to the original
line, using a compass and straightedge as tools?
2. How would you draw a four-dimensional (4D) cube?

[image: 4DCubeOlegGleizer.png]

*5 Time and space (a sample chapter)*
5.1 Adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers
5.2 Choosing coordinates on a straight line and on a circle
5.3 Using a latitude line as a clock
5.4 Angles and 2D polygons
5.5 Navigating the globe
5.6 Arithmetic on a circle

Event Host*[image: OlegGleizer.jpg]Oleg Gleizer* writes:
My goal is to bring the ideas of modern day Mathematics to the level
accessible to children aged five and older. For that, one needs first hand
experience in modern day research. That's exactly what I have, with
publications in top-ranked Math journals and talks given at MIT, Columbia
University and UC Berkeley among others. I believe that our kids can learn
much more than the schools, both public and private, give them. My goal is
to move from an evening enhancement school to a full fledged day time
private school that would teach Math and Science at the 21st century level.
Maria Droujkova

Make math your own, to make your own math
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