This course was truly ‘disruptive’ in a good way, but now I seem to have developed a condition where I can’t stop seeing maths in everything. Jane Yates, Maths Lead, Armythwaite Community School, Cumbria, UK.

Next Course Saturday 3 June at Bondi Public School

This one day course assumes some knowledge of the principles and practice of Philosophy for Children.The focus is on thinking Mathematically for K-6 and includes:

Session 1:  Myths about Mathematics

Session 2:  What do we mean by ‘thinking Mathematically’? What are the tools of thinking that can be applied to teaching Mathematics? Where is the Maths in the student’s world.  Can you be doing Maths without knowing it?

Session 3:  What is Mathematics?  Using a COI, a conceptual exploration on what we mean by Mathematics? What can be made Mathematical? What use is Mathematics?

Session 4: Language and Maths.  What assumptions might we be making? What miseducation might we be building on? What questions can we ask?

Session 5: Patterns and Models in Maths. Using a Community of Inquiry exploring mathematical concepts such as time, space, number, infinity and zero.

Session 6:  Logic and Reasoning.  A brief introduction to conditional reasoning, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning and the correlation between justification and drawing conclusions.

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