Changing the Culture 2001: Writing, Speaking and Thinking Mathematics

  • Date: 05/11/2001
Speaker(s):

Brett Stevens, PIMS postdoctoral fellow, SFU
John Mighton, NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Klaus Hoechsmann, UBC/PIMS
Peter Liljedahl, Faculty of Education, SFU
Jenny McNulty, Mathematics, University of Montana/Project NEXT
Cynthia Nicol, Faculty of Education, UBC
Cynthia Nicolson, Teacher, Bowen Island Elementary School
David Pimm, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

Location: 

SFU

Schedule:

8:45 - 9:15 Registration

 

9:15 - 9:30 Welcoming Remarks

 

9:30 - 10:30 Mathematics and Literature: Cross Fertilization
Brett Stevens, SFU/PIMS

 

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

 

11:00 - 12:30 Workshops and Discussions

 

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

 

13:30 - 15:00 Panel Discussion: Truth and Fiction in Teaching Mathematics

 

15:00 - 16:30 Workshops and Discussions

 

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

 

17:00 - 18:00 Breaking the Cycle of Ignorance
John Mighton, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

 

 

The Workshops

 

Each participant will be able to attend two of the following workshops:
1. JUMP: Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies program.
Leader: John Mighton
2. Contextualizing Mathematics.
Leader: Brett Stevens and Karen Meagher
3. Connecting Early Numeracy and Literacy.
Leaders: Cynthia Nicol and Heather Kelleher

Organizers: 

For more information contact Malgorzata Dubiel dubiel@math.sfu.ca.

Other Information: hide

Previous Changing the Culture Conferences

 

2000
1999
1998

Sponsor: 

pims