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


  • Melania Alvarez (PIMS/UBC)
  • Veselin Jungic (SFU)
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These events are sponsored by the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).