Mathematics is all around us, in everyday life. We approached this course by highlighting all the occasions that present mathematics in everyone's daily lives:
Watching a tennis match and predicting the winner,
Studying the evolution of populations using different methods, and thus taking on the role of a demographer,
Understand an enigmatic and fascinating object: the Rubik's Cube,
Observe the world and natural phenomena through the lens of fractals,
Practicing cutting a cake into strictly equal parts.
Â This course has been designed by engineering school students. They are the best ones to present you these subjects, to explore them under a playful angle. #Genius gives you access to resources beyond your academic level.
And if you're a little "off" with science, #Genius gives you the opportunity to reconcile with math, moving at your own pace.
#Genius is organized into independent modules, you self-regulate your learning! During the year 2021 after the initial publication in July, 9 additional modules will be added.
The videos will be complemented by off-platform activities, exercises, problems: get a pen and paper ready, you'll be doing math! In some modules, you will be offered to do coding activities in Python directly on FUN-MOOC thanks to Notebook Jupyter, you will be guided step by step.
AT THE END OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
Develop a mathematical mindset:Experiment and grope in math, model, understand the importance of formalization and rigor in math, formalize an intuitive idea Â
Around mathematical concepts:Discover deep mathematical theories in a playful way, discover interactions between mathematics and other sciences, become aware of the historical process that led to mathematics as we know it today Â
Around problems:Analyze a problem, think about an unusual problem Â
Around Computers:Â Use computers, understand the limits of the computer tool Â