CMS Mathematics Education Sessions
Sunday, 9 December, 2001
Session A (10:30-12:00)
This session is designed to stimulate discussion with mathematics
educators on questions we have about our teaching and student learning.
Participants will include both mathematicians and mathematics educators.
Mathematicians are invited to describe key questions they have and to
outline what led to the question and what impact an answer to the
question might have. Mathematics educators are invited to offer ideas
for how to find answers to the questions, including ways to build
collaborations with mathematics educators.
10:30 ||On teaching geometry: Walter Whiteley (York University)
10:50 || On doing action research: Kathy Kubota-Zarivnji (Toronto
Catholic District School Board, York University)
11:10 || On a problems course: Mike Dawes (UWO)
11:30 || On teaching linear algebra: David Poole (Trent)
11:50 || General Discussion
Session B (4:00-6:00)
This interactive session is designed to stimulate discussion among
mathematicians and mathematics educators centred around specific questions
that mathematicians have about their teaching and/or student learning,
and where the exploration of those questions has led.
Discussion facilitator: Pat Rogers* (Windsor)
Participants include: Stewart Craven (Toronto District School
Board), Mike Dawes (UWO), Stan Kochman (York), Bradd Hart (Fields Institute
Associate Director and McMaster), Kathy Heinrich (Regina), Kathy
Kubota-Zarivnji (Toronto Catholic Separate School Board and York),
Miroslav Lovric (McMaster), Neal Madras (York), Morris Orzech (Queens),
David Pimm (Alberta), John Poland (Carleton), Margaret Sinclair (York),
Christine Suurtamm (York), Peter Taylor (Queens).