SMS Distinguished Visitor Programme (DVP) 2011
Programme  Distinguished Visitor Programme (DVP)  
Audience  General  
Description  The Distinguished Visitor Programme was launched by the Singapore Mathematical Society in 1998. Through the visit of a distinguished mathematician/mathematics educator, who will interact with both mathematicians/mathematics educators at the universities as well as teachers and pupils at the schools here, the aim of the Programme is to expose as large and diverse an audience as possible to the excitement and relevance of mathematics, thereby enhance the awareness of mathematics in our society. 

Distinguished Visitor 
Professor Frank Morgan , Williams College, USA


Events 


Special Guest Lecture  Isoperimetric Problems 

Teacher's Workshop  Teaching Geometry by Guessing What Soap Bubbles Will Do Before the acquisition of mathematical knowledge, one needs to interest and excite students in their learning with engaging questions. In this session, Professor Morgan will demonstrate on the use of a guessing contest about soap bubbles to teach some geometry. The presentation will include live demonstrations on soap bubles. Target Audience: Mathematics teachers 

Teacher's Workshop  Soap Bubbles and Current Research One way to show students that mathematics is a living, growing discipline is to tell them about and even involve them in current research. We'll give some examples. Target Audience: Mathematics teachers at High School level and current trainee teachers 

Public Lecture  Soap Bubbles and Mathematics Why are soap bubbles round? What about the shape of more complex soap bubble clusters? The show will include recent news, open questions, progress by undergraduates, demonstrations, explanations, and a little guessing contest with prizes. Target Audience: General public and all children above 11 years old 

Registration:  Online Registration for the two teacher's workshop and the public lecture.
Those who are interested in attending the special guest lecture should contact Dr Ng directly. Deadline for registration: April 27, 2011 

Registration Fees:  Free  
Coordinator:  Dr Ng Kah Loon Tel: 65162751 Email: matngkl@nus.edu.sg 