The SA Numeracy Chair project at Wits School of Education, in collaboration with the Wits B Ed Concepts and Literacies in Mathematics course, is proud to host its inaugural: I Hate Maths seminar, presented by Professor Mike Askew, Claude-Leon Distinguished Scholar, Monash University, Melbourne.
Professor Askew will introduce some of the issues relating to primary teacher mathematics content knowledge and pedagogy in the international landscape. The central part of the session is focused on the presentation, working through and discussion of some mathematics problems with the audience – problems based on primary mathematics concepts which require some thinking, representing and explaining – all critical features of the 'connected' repertoire of understanding and skills needed for good primary mathematics teaching.
The aim of the seminar is, in particular, to attract an audience of primary teachers and parents, as well as primary teacher educators and other academics – many of whom freely express the 'I hate mathematics' sentiment, to engage in some fun and communal problem solving and discussion! And hopefully to leave the seminar entertaining the possibility that you do not maybe need to hate maths as much as you might have thought! Bring pencil, paper and willingness to engage!
Date: Wednesday 2nd November
Time: 15:00 for 15:30-17:30
Venue: Staff Lounge
RSVP for catering purposes: Nomonde Mda: firstname.lastname@example.org (011) 717 3412