Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics

Maths & Physics News

What is Mathematics Education, Really?

a public lecture by

Professor Alexandre Borovik

(University of Manchester)

Thursday, 2nd of November 2017,

6:00-7:20 pm

Newton Lecture Theatre  INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln

Eventbrite - Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics

Alexandre_Borovik-bAs I argue in my paper, the current crisis in the school level mathematics education is a sign that it reaches a bifurcation point and is under increasing pressure to split in two streams:

* education for a selected minority of children / young people who, in their adult lives, will be filling increasingly small share of jobs which really require mathematical competence (I call them mathematical makers); and

** basic numeracy and mathematics awareness classes for the rest of population, end users of technology saturated by mathematics invisible to them.

In my talk, I will discuss challenges in mathematics education which will arise from this split. This is a theme which is rarely discussed in…

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