SMS Distinguished Visitor Programme (DVP) 2011
|Programme||Distinguished Visitor Programme (DVP)|
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.
Professor Frank Morgan , Williams College, USA
|Special Guest Lecture||
|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
|Coordinator:||Dr Ng Kah Loon Tel: 65162751 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|