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Mathematics Learning Activities: Transition to HE – 29th November 2019

University of Wolverhampton. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

We are delighted to invite members of the sigma Network to join our FREE one day mathematics education meeting under the theme of “Mathematics learning activities – transition to HE”.  The provisional programme is below:

10.00  Registration. Welcome. Coffee.

10.30  Keynote: Dr Kirsten Pfeiffer (University of Galway)  “Proof evaluation as a learning activity”

11.30  Workshop: Ms Abigail Parkes (University of Wolverhampton)  “Team-based learning for Mathematics”

12.30  Lunch

13.15  Keynote: Dr Jorge Bruno (University of Winchester)  “Student-centred learning for inclusive practice – the mathematics perspective”

14.00  Sharing practice session

15.45  Closing remarks

16.00  End of event

 

Booking is now open at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mathematics-learning-activities-transition-to-he-tickets-75122020987

Any queries, please contact Liam Naughton  l.naughton@wlv.ac.uk

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