Poster: How to Teach Math on YouTube Like a Legend

Virtual Brief Paper (Asynchronous) ID: 58433
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    Huzefa Kapadia
    Scalar Learning LLC

Abstract: I currently operate two YouTube channels focused around math: (1) Scalar Learning and (2) Math Puzzles, with a subscriber count of ~22,000 and over 2.2 million views. Teaching math to students via YouTube has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I will teach others how to (a) launch a powerful and engaging math channel and (b) create high quality content. The presentation will begin with an overview of my experience planning and developing content for my YouTube channels. I will then share the various styles of videos that I make: (1) livestream walkthroughs for test prep, (2) polished tutorials for critical concepts, (3) math puzzles for curious learners, and (4) math music videos to help teach formulas. I will then explain how teachers can create their own videos with minimal technical expertise. The key questions that will be answered are as follows: 1) how to start a YouTube channel, 2) how to plan content, 3) how to use an online whiteboard and Wacom tablet, 4) how to livestream 5) how to edit videos using Final Cut, and 5) how to be effective on camera. Time will be allocated in the following manner: 2 minutes explaining the structure and layout of my channels, 3 minutes showing the impact of connecting with students globally via YouTube, and the remaining 10 minutes teaching the general technical aspects of launching a YouTube channel. Audience members will come away with a short list of items needed to immediately launch a math focused channel.


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