Wits News: World-renowned maths education expert speaks at Wits

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO UNDERSTAND SOME MATHEMATICS? AND THOUGHTS ON THE LEARNING AND TEACHING OF ALGEBRA

 

The Marang Centre for Maths and Science in the Wits School of Education and AMESA Gauteng present two talks by the Zenex guest speaker, Prof Zalman Usiskin, world‐renowned Mathematics Education expert. He has authored or co‐authored many textbooks geared towards teaching mathematics at schools. He has been the Director of the University of Chicago’s School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) since 1987.

 

Talk 1: What does it mean to understand some mathematics?

Date and Time: 18 June 2013, 15:30 – 17:00. Coffee and tea will be served.

 

Talk 2: Thoughts on the learning and teaching of Algebra

Date and Time: 19 June 2013, 15:30 – 17:00. Coffee and tea will be served

 

Venue: WITS Education Campus (formerly JCE), Bohlaleng Block, Staff Lounge

RSVP: Innocentia.vukeya@wits.ac.za  or 011 717 3409