Major Projects at ICMI

Here are some of the major projects for International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI)

1. Capacity and Networking Project (CANP)

From the website:

“CANP aims to enhance mathematics education at all levels in developing countries so that their people are capable of meeting the challenges these countries face. It will develop the educational capacity of those responsible for mathematics teachers, and create sustained and effective regional networks of teachers, mathematics educators and mathematicians, also linking them to international support. ”

2. Klein Project

It is a world wide project  between mathematics teachers and mathematicians.Teachers can submit vignette which are “intended to give teachers a sense of connectedness between the mathematics of the teachers’ world and contemporary research and applications in the mathematical sciences”. Check out the  http://blog.kleinproject.org for more info.

 

 

 

 

Why we teach Mathematics

To a lot of people, they feel that Mathematics is just about arithmetic and geomtry. It is more than that. Ever since civilizations, Mathematics has been one of the core subjects.Mathematics is just not answering routine questions and writing word problems. It is more than that. One has to see beyond Mathematics beyond its surface value as numbers. Mathematics teaches people to solve problems systematically and efficiently. It teaches us the mental process, “a methodic process,”  of connecting problematic situations and resolved consequences. It has the power of liberate the mind and cultivate the power of intellect. Plato, a great classical Greek philosopher, argues that Mathematics is good for the soul as Mathematics has the power to make people reflect.

(Source : http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/MATH/irasasi/PlatosView.pdf)

 

 

 

 

Spoilt for choices for Regular Lecture For the first day

I am glancing through the regular lectures for tomorrow (Monday). The topics are interesting and I wish that I can do a “multiplicity” and go for lectures.Really in a dilemma now

(1) Room 308 Computer aided assessment of mathematics

(2) Room 317 Resources at the core of mathematics teachers’ work

(3) Hall E3 Hands that see, hands that speak: Investigating relationships
between sensory activity, forms of communicating and mathematical cognition

(4)  Room 401 How we think: A theory of human decision-making, with a focus on

(5) Room 300 Forms of reasoning developed in dynamic geometry environment