6 October 2018
Title: Developing mathematical fluency through "Etudes"
Summary: This session will explore some ‘mathematical etudes’ that are intended to develop students’ fluency in important mathematical processes in ways that are more interesting than traditional exercises.
For our first session of the year, we are thrilled to welcome Colin Foster, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of Leicester. Colin has written nearly 200 articles, both academic papers and articles for teacher professional journals, as well as 13 books many of which can be freely accessed at http://www.foster77.co.uk . In this session, Colin will share some ‘mathematical etudes’ that are intended to develop students’ fluency in important mathematical processes in ways that are more interesting than traditional exercises. We will discuss how such tasks can be designed and used in the classroom.
Presenter: Colin Foster
Date: Saturday, 6th October
Time: 10 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: UCL Institute of Education
Venue Address: Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.
Branch Contact name and email: Mark Horley
Door Charge: £10 (cash to be collected on the day) which will also cover you for the 5 remaining sessions of the 18/19 academic year. Free for Trainee Teachers in their ITT year. Receipts will be provided on request.
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