- I wanted to help the choir
- I enjoy working with kids
- I was looking for a way to experiment with on-line learning
- I would like to develop a curriculum using open source materials
While I agree with Papert "it doesn't much matter what mathematics we teach them as long as they are learning to reason like a mathematician." That said if your are going to reason you need to reason about something, so I picked Algebra.
Here is the "Course Description" I sent: