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Annual Meeting of the Scottish Maths Support Network

Morgiane Richard, Shazia Ahmed, Kate Durkacz, Peter Davidson, Calum Macdonald, Alan Walker and Anne Savage

Friday, 7 June 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Annual Meeting of the Scottish Maths Support Network

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Scottish Maths Support Network Annual Meeting,
June 7th 2019, 10am-4pm, room 3508, 

Kydd Building,
Abertay University,
Dundee

The next annual meeting of the Scottish Maths Support Network, will take place at Abertay University, Dundee on Friday 7th June.

We are delighted to welcome David Pritchard from Strathclyde University to deliver the keynote talk:

David Pritchard on “Construction, transition, demolition”?

 

Abstract. The transition to university often exposes flaws in students' mathematical understanding, ranging from minor gaps in knowledge to fundamental misunderstandings. In this talk I will suggest a way of looking at transition-related difficulties which treats them as reflecting not deficiencies in students' earlier education, but something more fundamental about how we learn maths. In particular, I will draw on the metaphor of learning as construction to argue that we should focus less on helping our students to build their understanding and more on helping them to unbuild it. I will discuss some of the obstacles to doing so, and some possible ways forward.

Abstract Submission

If you would like to present your work, please submit an abstract to a.savage@abertay.ac.uk by 3rd of May.  Talk duration should be 20 minutes.

Presentation slides and abstracts from previous meetings can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/scottishmsn/

There is no conference theme as such so speakers/presenters are free to choose their topic(s) related to maths, statistics or numeracy support.  No word count limit to abstracts provided they fit on one A4 page.

Light refreshments on arrival and lunch will be provided. Please contact local organisers, Anne Savage (a.savage@abertay.ac.uk) if you have any dietary requirements or with any other enquiries.

 

Do you have questions about Annual Meeting of the Scottish Maths Support Network? Contact Morgiane Richard, Shazia Ahmed, Kate Durkacz, Peter Davidson, Calum Macdonald, Alan Walker and Anne Savage

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Abertay University
Kydd Building
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
United Kingdom

Friday, 7 June 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)


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