Teaching Mathematics as One of the Humanities is a master class offered to you by Paideia Academics and taught by William Carey.
At the end of this course, you will have grown in confidence in your ability to explore and enjoy mathematical ideas with yourself and with your students. You will have access to a canon of great mathematical works that illuminate truths in mathematics elegantly and clearly.
Most importantly, if you’re “not a math person”, you just might decide that there’s something worth loving in mathematics. If you already love mathematics, you’ll cultivate that love with practical examples of how to uncover mathematical truths for yourself and for others.
What you’ll get:
- 9 Recorded – Immersive Sessions
- 9 Mathematics-centered Classical Readings
- Watch other teachers work through the Math with William in real-time.
- List of Classical Mathematics Resources & Further Reading
- Session 1 – Mathematics as One of the Humanities
- Session 2 – Mathematics as Truth Perception
- Session 3– The Teacher as Mentor. Hosting Good Math Discussions
- Session 4 – Open Q/A (recorded)
- Session 5 – Teacher as Host: Arithmetic
- Session 6 – Teacher as Host: Geometry
- Session 7 – Teacher as Coach: Managing Table Stakes
- Session 8 – Teacher as Philosopher: Reading Modern Mathematics
- Session 9 – Harmony in the Mathematics Classroom
About Your Instructor
William Carey is a classicist and a mathematician. He has taught at a classical high school since 2003 with a short sabbatical to work as a practicing mathematician and cartographer.
He has taught Latin, Logic, Rhetoric, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics from 7th to 12th grade. He’s also taught classics at the university level.
Formally trained as a classicist and self-taught as a mathematician, he’s currently pursuing advanced study in mathematics while working with a group of like-minded friends and scholars to recover the Quadrivial arts, particularly arithmetic, and geometry, for primary and secondary education.
William has written articles and given talks on the theme of mathematics as one of the humanities, arguing that everyone is a “math person”, and that a vibrant relationship with mathematics is part of what makes us fully human, just like a vibrant relationship with literature!