School of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical mindsets: An enjoyable way to teach mathematics menu

Mathematical mindsets: An enjoyable way to teach mathematics

Speaker: 
Alexei Vernitski
Date/Time: 
Wed, 29/11/2017 - 14:00
Room: 
W316

Since I discovered for myself mathematical mindsets, I have never taught a lecture. The principles of mathematical mindsets allow me to transform each lecture into an interactive teaching session during which I constantly give and receive appropriate feedback. To find out what students feel during these sessions, we conducted experiments taking EEG recordings of participants as they solve mathematical problems and discovered that problems informed by mathematical mindsets increase the participants’ motivation.