Speaker: Yudhi Bunjamin 
Affiliation: University of New South Wales, Sydney


Since 2018, a large team in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW Sydney have been working on designing several interactive mathematics outreach workshops for primary and secondary school students. These workshops are motivated by promoting mathematical thinking rather than by introducing an amusing area or application of mathematics. The workshops have been presented in a wide variety of settings from school visits in regional parts of Australia to our school's annual Do The Maths event with around 250 students.

This talk will discuss the motivation and guiding principles behind these workshops. We will present some aspects of the design and development process of these workshops and highlight the considerations relating to pedagogy, operations and EDI (equity, diversity and inclusivity) that have to be made.

About Teaching and learning seminars

Our teaching and learning seminars focus on innovations and projects that are underway in teaching mathematics, statistics and physics at UQ and other institutions.

We discuss the hot issues, and hear from people who are trying out new things.

Over the past 10 years many new ideas have been generated, collaborations made both within and across disciplines, and teaching grant proposals designed, submitted and received.

Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.


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