SMS Distinguished Visitor Programme (DVP) 2013
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 Imre Leader, University of Cambridge


Events 


SMS Teacher's Workshop  How to mark hard questions How should one approach the marking of a script from a student that is about a hard problem? How does this differ from marking a `rote' or `routine' question like an Alevel question? What are the right kinds of comments to make on the script, to help the student? We will consider these issues, and will illustrate with plenty of examples. Target Audience: Mathematics teachers 

SMS Public Lecture  Think of a Number In the game of ‘How rich am I?’, each player has one minute to write down on a piece of paper the biggest number he can. The winner is the person with the bigger number. What are some good strategies for this game? This is a topic that is extremely openended. It is suitable for discussion with all ages of pupil, from 11 or 12 right through to 18 (and even to university students). It is always great fun, even though there are important mathematical points to be made. Target Audience: General public 

SMS Academic Talk  Partition Regular Equations A finite or infinite matrix M is called `partition regular' if whenever the natural numbers are finitely coloured there exists a monochromatic vector x with Mx=0. Many of the classical results of Ramsey theory, such as van der Waerden's theorem or Schur's theorem, may be naturally rephrased as assertions that certain matrices are partition regular. While the structure of finite partition regular matrices is well understood, little is known in the infinite case. In this talk we will review some known results and then proceed to some recent developments. The talk will not assume any previous knowledge of the area. Target Audience: Mathematicians and Researchers 

Registration: 
Please click on the following links to register your attendance. Teacher's Workshop Public Lecture Academic Talk Deadline for registration: To be confirmed 

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