We’re super excited to announce the launch of a BRAND NEW website called LOOK: MATH!
Based on your feedback we wanted to create a site that was more kid friendly and focused just on our inspirational math courses.
And so LOOK: MATH! was born.
Where did the name come from?
The name LOOK: MATH! actually came from the best of places, a spontaneous recognition of math in the world around us. We were sitting around a table having a discussion about math (as is common for us here at VedaVox) when a streetcar suddenly rumbled past the building. Someone in our group looked up and exclaimed “Look, Math” pointing at the passing vehicle.
That simple statement seemed to sum up exactly what we are trying to do here. Showing mathematics in the world around us in a spontaneous and easily recognizable way. It’s what we’re focused on doing for our youth, and it seemed like the perfect way to state it.
What content will LOOK: MATH! have?
Right now we are planning four streams (with a secret fifth in the works):
- LOOK: MATH In…
- LOOK: MATH! Simplified
- LOOK: MATH! ematicians (and the amazing things they do)
- LOOK: MATH! I Can Do
LOOK: MATH In…
- This is our signature series and focuses on seeing math in the world around us. The first course in this series, to be released shortly, is LOOK: MATH! In… my Monitor
- The focus of these courses is to show math in the everyday things around us, such as sports, dance and music and to explain it in simple, easy to understand ways using concrete examples and activities you can do right at home.
LOOK: MATH! Simplified
- This stream will have basic foundational information on concepts such as division, ratios, prime numbers and more. It will be most useful as either a first stop on your journey (to build your confidence or skills) or specific concepts will be mentioned in our other videos: ‘if you’re not familiar with this, pause now and check out the MATH: Simplified video for it first’
LOOK: MATH! ematicians (and the amazing things they do)
- These courses will focus on mathematicians, math researchers and those who use math in industry. It will be a series of both interviews with these amazing people and short courses on some of the fields they work in, on, or study.
- Our very first course (looking at Fractals) is part of this stream as is our newly posted interview with Professor Kumar Murty (Number Theorist and former Chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto).
LOOK: MATH! I Can Do
- These are a series of short videos and activities that you can do at home. Each one focuses on a very specific skill or fun fact and are fun little activities or exercises you can do in 20 minutes or less with very few materials or background knowledge.
So what happens to VedaVox?
Fear not! VedaVox is not going anywhere, in fact it’s still the company responsible for LOOK: MATH! In fact, whenever you receive an email or correspondence from us, whether it be through VedaVox or LOOK: MATH!, it will come from VedaVox Inc, and you can still reach us at email@example.com as well.
The only difference is that the VedaVox website is now going to be more focused on research and resources for parents, mathematicians and people in industry who want to support our youth in finding the spontaneous math in the world around them; while LOOK: MATH! will be aimed specifically at the content for kids so they can feel it’s a place just for them to explore the world of math all around them, and be inspired by it.
What does this mean for me?
All this means is we are now going to have two website that will be linked and reachable from each other. You shouldn’t have any difficulties, in fact we’re hoping this makes it easier for you.
- Want great courses and content your kids will love and will inspire them? Go to LOOK: MATH!
- Want great content that shows what’s going on in the world of math and education research on math, want to get involved, want to know more about why we are doing this? Then head on over to VedaVox
The only issue you may have is if you have bookmarked any links on vedavox.ca you may have to update your bookmarks.
Otherwise, you’ll be able to find great math content and resources on both website.
We hope you like what we’re trying to do and keep an eye out as we start releasing more content throughout the month of August!
Comments, questions, suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org