SMS Programme 2016

Talks by Professor Imre Bennett Leader
Organized by the Singapore Mathematical Society for Mathematics Teachers

Date: 25 May 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Venue: Academy of Singapore Teachers
GEO LAB@MRC (Block A Level 2)
2 Malan Rd, Academy of Singapore Teachers,
Singapore 109433
(Refreshments will be served from 1.30 pm)

Talk 1: Clueless Voting
Our starting point is the following obviously absurd question. Suppose that we are to vote on some issue, but we have absolutely no idea what the right answer is: how should we vote?
This talk is on material that could be used in math classes for high school students. It relates to ideas of ‘why do we prove things” and also to ideas in probability.

Talk 2: Thinking versus Knowing
We examine the kinds of mathematical thinking that high school students will need in order to succeed in university mathematics. To illustrate the points, our main focus will be on ‘what do we look for in a Cambridge interview?’



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