How to Think Brilliantly and Creatively in Mathematics:: A Modest Guide for Students, Teachers, Parents ... Everyone!


WHEN October 5, 2017
6-7:30 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

This session aims to guide participants to think brilliantly and creatively in mathematics. How do people model and practice uncluttered thinking and joyous doing in the classroom? How do people encourage deep understanding over rote practice and memorization, and develop the art of successful innovation? Complex society demands of its next generation not only mastery of quantitative skills, but also the confidence to ask new questions, explore, wonder, flail, persevere, innovate, and succeed.This session explores five natural principles of mathematical thinking and how school mathematical content is the vehicle for ingenuity and joy.

Image: Collections École Polytechnique / Jérémy Barande

  • James Tanton, Mathematical Association of America; Mathematician-at-Large
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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