Event Type:

Department Colloquium

Date/Time:

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

Kidder 350

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

Université du Québec à Montréal

Abstract:

In this presentation I outline the details of the studies we conduct on mental mathematics, where we extend the notion of mental mathematics to encompass mathematical topics/objects other than numbers (e.g., algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics). I will report on the variety of strategies developed for mentally solving the various problems, drawing out the economical, tailored, and creative nature of these strategies to solve the tasks, highlighting specific and alternative ways of engaging tasks than usual paper-and-pencil ones. I close with a discussion of the potential of mental mathematics for exploring various mathematical topics/objects and engaging solvers in mathematical activity.

Host: