Thursday 25 February & Friday 26 February (3.5 hr sessions)
Enabling your students to work in a way that is similar to the way a research mathematician works can dramatically change the classroom experience for the better. Would you like to find out how a topic like Pythagoras' Theorem could be approached a little differently?
In this workshop you will be tasked with solving various 'simple' problems, and in doing so, a way of working will reveal itself that offers an alternative to teaching just the facts and processes associated with mathematical ideas. You will learn how to give your students an authentic mathematical experience in much the same way that professional mathematicians do.