"Doing Maths Like a Research Mathematician" Teacher Training Workshop

When: 

23-27 November 2016

Where: 

MATRIX, Creswick, Vic

We are looking for teachers to attend a training workshop to become 'Doing Maths like a Research Mathematician' (DMLARM) session leaders, with a view to them offering DMLARM sessions in their local area.

DMLARM is an event aimed at secondary students and their teachers. Students and their teachers are given problems to work on, with the aim being to create ideas (conjectures), work on them, and try to prove or disprove them. The goal of the workshop is to give students and teachers an experience of the creativity and satisfaction (and possibly frustration) that comes from doing maths in much the same way that professional mathematicians do. It is the only outreach program that we are aware of that gives students and teachers an authentic experience of mathematical research.

DMLARM sessions have been running since 2012, led by Anthony Harradine, Director of the Potts-Baker Institute at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide. In 2015 and 2016, in collaboration with ACEMS, sessions were held at the University of Melbourne, Ballarat Grammar School, University of Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney and the Queensland University of Technology.

The training workshop for teachers will give them the knowledge and resources needed to run DMLARM sessions on their own. This workshop will be held at the mathematical research institute MATRIX at the end of November (see below), and will have the structure of a professional development event.

DMLARM sessions have been running since 2012, led by Anthony Harradine, Director of the Potts-Baker Institute at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide. In 2015 and 2016, in collaboration with ACEMS, sessions were held at the University of Melbourne, Ballarat Grammar School, University of Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney and the Queensland University of Technology.

The training workshop for teachers will give them the knowledge and resources needed to run DMLARM sessions on their own. This workshop will be held at the mathematical research institute MATRIX at the end of November, and will have the structure of a professional development event.

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