Mathematics Workshop for Secondary School Teachers

Mathematics Workshop

for Secondary School Teachers


Date                : 31 August 2016, Wednesday
Venue             : Academy of Singapore Teachers
Time                : 2.50PM to 5.30PM
Closing date   : 29 July 2016, Friday

Workshop Fee:
S$150.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials and 1 tea break.

Other Information:
Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

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Workshop Description

On the completion of the workshop the participants will be more confident in using counterexamples, paradoxes, sophisms, puzzles and provocative questions in teaching/learning of mathematics on a regular basis. They will enhance their ability to analyse the accuracy of textbooks and other instructional materials and also their critical thinking skills and analytical abilities. The participants will increase their capability to deliver the following distinctive features of mathematics in the classroom: rigour, precision, analysis, check, verification, justification and attention to detail. They will be encouraged to teach mathematics not only as a set of procedures and techniques but also as a way of thinking with the effective use outside the classroom. The participants will receive five e-books on counterexamples, paradoxes, sophisms and puzzles and copies of the slides containing material for the immediate use in their teaching practice.



About the Trainer - Dr Sergiy Klymchuk

Sergiy Klymchuk-4Dr Sergiy Klymchuk is an Associate Professor of Mathematics in the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences and the Founding Director of the STEM Tertiary Education Centre at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He has 35 years' experience in teaching university mathematics in different countries. His PhD (1988) was in differential equations and recent research interests are in mathematics education. He is an author of more than 200 publications including the Counterexamples in Calculus book that received an Outstanding Academic Title Award from the Choice magazine of the American Library Association in 2010, Paradoxes and Sophisms in Calculus book that made the cover of the 2014 Publications Catalogue of the Mathematical Association of America, and internationally acclaimed book on popular mathematics Money Puzzles that has been published in 9 countries. Sergiy is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) based in the UK, a member of the Royal Society of New Zealand and several international organisations on mathematics education. He was a Visiting Associate Professor of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at Wismar University, Germany in 2006-2008. He was a recipient of several awards for academic excellence in teaching and learning. He is originally from Ukraine. He has been living in New Zealand since 1996.