Keynote - Mythbusting Mathematics

Summary

This talk tackles some of the many myths about mathematics that affect student perceptions, and equips teachers to respond with debunking examples. The foundational aspect of the school mathematics curriculum can make it difficult for students to see the relevance to the real world and their future. The role of mathematics in tackling many of societies greatest challenges will be discussed, and the reason that mathematics consistently ranks as the top job in an annual world survey of occupations will be explained. Finally, some classroom suggestions will be offered to help students see that - far from being a dusty old and irrelevant subject - new mathematics is being developed all the time in response to society’s needs.

Presenters
Kate Smith-Miles

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
A-04 05/12/2019 09:00 am 10:00 am La Trobe University Bundoora
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