Tuesday March 29th 2022 | 20:00-21:30 | Instituto Cervantes (Domplein 3, Utrecht)
“Two trains travel at 200 mph, given that the conductor is single, compute the integral of the arrival date“. A lot of you will probably have already zoned out after a couple words while others are mad that it is not a real problem. Why is it that some people hate learning mathematics and swear they will never really understand it while others find less difficulty or even enjoy learning maths. Why do people’s experiences of mathematics differ so much? Is this a matter of innate ability or is our educational system responsible? How can we learn from the past of teaching mathematics and how can we improve current mathematical education? These questions and more will be addressed Tuesday 29 march by prof. Paul Drijvers and ir. dr. Lonneke Boels.
Paul Drijvers is scientific director at the Freudenthal institute, whose mission is to contribute to high quality mathematics education through research, education and professionalisation. His own research interests include the role of ICT in mathematics education, mathematical thinking, and embodiment in mathematics education. Lonneke Boels is recently promoted on mathematics education and maths teacher at the Christian Lyceum in Delft. This gives her both theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with mathematics education.