Association of
Mathematics Educators
and
jointly
present
Department
of Mathematics, NUS
Venue: 
Lecture
Theatre 31 Block S16, Faculty of Science 
Session 1: Session 2: 
(Attendance at
both sessions is expected) 
Time: 

Synopsis: The workshop is targeted at mathematics teachers
in secondary schools. The title is a pun on the famous Perry Como song, but
the focus of the workshop is actually on round geometric objects  circles
and spheres. The aim of the workshop is twofold: First, to promote
conceptual understanding of some basic mathematical ideas used in topics such
as (i) the computation of the circumference and area of a circle, (ii) the
computation of the number π, (iii) geometry on
spheres. In this process, we will highlight the process of iterative
approximation used in (i) and (ii); and in (iii), from the
distance of the less familiar setting of spherical geometry (as
opposed to plane geometry), we hope
to foster a more critical approach to geometrical thinking in the
teaching of plane geometry. The second aim of the workshop is to
suggest enrichment as well as explorative activities that can be used inside
as well as outside the classroom on the topics (i)  (iii). 
