Hello, I am from India. I find the mathoverflow amazing.
I have a question: Are there any good quality video lectures on school math topics?
There are a lot of high quality lectures available on college and university level math topics, but I didn't find any such series of lectures available for school level math.
I am interested in following types of video lectures:
- Typically the lectures you may expect from a "math circle"
- The ones that help the students understand the concepts like math-problems, solutions, rigor, theory (proofs, definitions, etc) that are crucial for a beginner to make a head-start in math
- The ones that give a beginner a bird's eye view of the world of mathematics and how the elementary school math fits into it
No doubt, there are some math circles in USA: Wikipedia: Math circles in North America
Other resources: http://onlinemathcircle.com/tag/lecture/
These sites do have notes, problem archives but they don't have videos of their lectures. Video lectures are needed, they do make a positive impact on young children.
Do I make a request here to the people who are part of such circles, to post the videos of their lectures for the rest of the world to benefit from? If you already know of such videos posted online please provide links.
Also, may I request the great mathematicians that may read this post, to speak with the young children, teach them a topic or two of your interest, from your perspective, via a video posted on youtube or somewhere else on the internet?
You may take any math topic that you think can be taught to a child.
In short what I dream is we start a modern version of the "Math circles for the entire world". We have the technology like computers and internet at our disposal.
Mere mortals like me can contribute by adding subtitles to (or dubbing in our languages) these lectures.
Repetition notwithstanding, here I wish to remind us all about a great tradition of the Russia and eastern Europe: The Math Circles, wherein some of the brightest of the math professionals and professors used to go out, reach and teach school children even the ones the age of 6-8 year old.
I conclude by giving a link to the short story of the great Gábor Szegő teaching the young von Neumann. http://www.siam.org/news/news.php?id=39
Thanks and regards,