## PIMS Mathematical Educational Circles

- Date: 03/30/2019

Earth Science Building, 2207 Main Mall, PIMS - Room 2012

__Session 2:__

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 (9:30am - 1:30pm)

*Topic in Focus:* Open education resources in university classrooms – *Kseniya Garaschuk, The University of the Fraser Valley*

In this session, we will discuss the process in adapting and customizing various open access resources using local examples of teaching and learning with freely available materials. I will describe a variety of resources (such as open source textbook, open access online homework system, online graphing software) and how they are used in universities.

The Lighter Side of Mathematics: Mathematics and Juggling – *UBC Grad Students*

PIMS Mathematical Education Circles is a monthly gathering open to all math educators interested in enhancing their teaching practices by sharing opinions and experiences with their peers. Each session is composed of two parts: Topic in Focus – An educational topic related to the practice of teaching mathematics at the senior high school and the university/college first-year levels. Examples include, learning objectives; technology in the math classroom; assessment; managing a diverse math classroom; transition from secondary to university math, etc. The Lighter Side of Mathematics – A mathematical topic or activity that may not be directly related to teaching mathematics, but that may be used in communicating and promoting mathematics. Examples include, puzzles; games; math trivia; hands-on math, etc.

- 9:30 - 10:00 Registration, coffee
- 10:00 - 10:50 Topic in Focus – Presentation
- 10:50 - 11:00 Break
- 11:00 - 11:50 Topic in Focus - Discussion
- 11:50 - 12:30 Lunch
- 12:30 - 1:30 The Lighter Side of Mathematics

### Organizers

- Melania Alvarez (PIMS/UBC)
- Veselin Jungic (SFU)

To register for this event, please complete the registration form.

These events are sponsored by the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).