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Is this a course in Mathematics?
This is not a course in mathematics but through mathematics. The main purpose of the course is to inculcate the five elements of Effective Thinking in students. Learn More about Five Elements of Effective Thinking
Why only Mathematics to develop effective thinking?
This question can arise even if we choose any other subject. That being said, mathematics is an area of interest and challenge for many students. They can apply the learning of effective thinking to other disciplines. The course instructors will be very happy to see that happen and can also provide guidance.
Is the course apt for me?
The course in its current form is apt for high school students (IX to XII classes) and teachers dealing with them. There are many high school students, teachers and principals who have benefitted from the course. Please have a look at the course reviews here.
Will the course be useful for student of all school boards?
Yes, the course does not differentiate among the school boards as its main objective is to inculcate thinking to ideate and improve performance in any kind of thinking task undertaken.
I am already a Mathematics teacher. Will I benefit from the course?
Yes, the main benefit you will get is to learn ways to engage students better in mathematics discussions and make them more interested in your subject.
Will the course improve performance of students in academics?
The course focuses both on cognitive and affective areas related to student learning. If you still have doubts on how the course will be useful to you, listen to the talk from one of the renowned professors here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6VCaNqK66s
What is the estimated effort for course?
The students are expected to complete the course comfortably by spending around 5 hours per week. The modules are more than 25 hours in total.
Do I need to consume course on Desktop only?
The course is self paced and can be completed at your convenience. You can consume the course also from your mobile making effective use of travel time.
How much does it cost to take the course?
A. The course in priced at INR. 4,999 (+Taxes). We have scholarships available for students of different categories. For details, contact us.
Yes. All of our lectures will have transcripts. You can read them along with the lectures or download them for further reading.
Can I contact the Instructor or Teaching Assistants?
Yes, you can communicate with them through online messaging.
Can I interact with other students enrolled in the course?
The discussion forums are the appropriate venue for questions about the course. The instructor and TAs will monitor the discussion forums and try to respond to the most important questions; we also encourage discussion between students within the forums.
On what platform can I take the course? Are there any books required?
The course is completely online and doesn't require any books. The reading material will be provided along with the videos that you can go through for additional information and understanding. However, if you are interested in books by Dr. Michael Starbird, please contact us.
What is the process of moving from one module to another? Are there assessments?
Yes, you will have a recap quiz to complete after each module ends. You will have to get a score of minimum 75% in order to pass the module and move on to the next.
Can I get certificate without giving quizzes?
No, you will have to complete all modules and pass respective quizzes in order to get a certificate.
How many attempts are allowed for the quiz?
A maximum of two attempts are allowed for each quiz that you take.
What is the validity of access to course content?
You will have access to the portal for few months after you receive certificate of achievement. However, if you require access for longer duration, you can contact us.
Will I receive guidance to get my questions clarified during the course?
Yes, there are multiple ways in which you can get your queries resolved. You can participate in forums along with other students
How would this certificate add value to me?
There is more than one way in which the certificate will add value to you. Take a look at all the benefits here.
What is the validity of the certification?
It has lifelong validity
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