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Charlie Gilderdale - NRICH - Secondary School Student Workshop

During this workshop students will have the opportunity to develop the skills of conjecturing, generalising, justifying and proving – key processes at the heart of mathematical thinking. By tackling challenging and sometimes intriguing problems collectively and reflecting on alternative strategies, students may gain useful insights that can extend the bounds of their individual mathematical capability. This workshop will suit students who enjoy thought-provoking questions and the pleasures of insight and convincing arguments. The workshop will be based on problems published on the NRICH website. NRICH publishes a monthly issue of free mathematical enrichment material and offers an archive of accessible and rich mathematical resources. The NRICH resources encourage creative approaches to mathematical thinking and problem solving, and can be used by learners of all ages. The sense of an online mathematical community is fostered by the publication of solutions sent to the site and by the online discussion and mentoring service offered by Ask NRICH. As part of maths week 2011 the national organisers of Maths week, in conjunction with DCU in the Community, has arranged for Charlie Gilderdale , one of the top presenters from NRICH, to conduct a series of student workshops on Wednesday 19th October for a collection of students in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, Dublin 11. The workshops will focus on activities that challenge students to think mathematically and activities that enrich students’ experience of mathematics.
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  • Audience: Secondary Students - Junior Certificate
  • Audience: Secondary Students - Transition Year
  • Location: Dublin
When Oct 17, 2011
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Where DCU in the Community, Shangan Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11 AND Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, Dublin 11.
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Contact Phone 017008800
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During this workshop students will have the opportunity to develop the skills of conjecturing, generalising, justifying and proving – key processes at the heart of mathematical thinking. By tackling challenging and sometimes intriguing problems collectively and reflecting on alternative strategies, students may gain useful insights that can extend the bounds of their individual mathematical capability. This workshop will suit students who enjoy thought-provoking questions and the pleasures of insight and convincing arguments. The workshop will be based on problems published on the NRICH website NRICH is a very successful  joint project between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at The University of Cambridge  which has developed excellent materials to enrich mathematical learning( http://nrich.maths.org/public/). 

NRICH publishes a monthly issue of free mathematical enrichment material and offers an archive of accessible and rich mathematical resources. The NRICH resources encourage creative approaches to mathematical thinking and problem solving, and can be used by learners of all ages. The sense of an online mathematical community is fostered by the publication of solutions sent to the site and by the online discussion and mentoring service offered by Ask NRICH.

As  part of maths week 2011 the national organisers of  Maths week, in conjunction with DCU in the Community, has arranged for Charlie Gilderdale , one of the top presenters from NRICH, to conduct a series of student workshops on Wednesday 19th October for a collection of students in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, Dublin 11. The workshops will focus on activities that challenge students to think mathematically and activities that enrich students’ experience of mathematics.

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