Butterfly effects when designing and adapting tasks with Colin Foster

11 October 2022

In this webinar, we’ll look at some small tweaks that can be made to standard mathematics tasks that make them considerably more demanding. These ‘butterfly effects’ – a big difference from a small change – will sometimes take us into new content, but mainly they provide opportunities for learners to think more deeply about existing content, by ‘making the familiar strange’. Please come prepared to do some mathematics in breakout rooms and discuss your experiences.

Date: Tuesday 11th October

Time: 16.00 - 17.30

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Dr Colin Foster is a Reader in Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics Education at Loughborough University and President of the Mathematical Association. His research interests focus on the learning and teaching of mathematics in ways that support students’ conceptual understanding. He is currently leading the design of a fully-resourced, research-informed school mathematics curriculum through the Loughborough University Mathematics Education Network.

Email c.foster@lboro.ac.uk

Website www.foster77.co.uk

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