All talks

< back to list of all my talks.

Developing students' mathematical thinking and problem solving abilities

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Higher Education Teaching and Learning workshop 'Developing an undergraduate mathematics curriculum which is fit for purpose - challenges and opportunities', University of Liverpool (15/05/2019).

Are we trying to fill our students' heads with content, or develop them as thinkers and problem-solvers? What skills do we want mathematics graduates in employment and future mathematics researchers to develop? Using examples from my teaching across a diverse range of mathematical topics and levels, I will discuss my approach to developing students' mathematical thinking and problem solving abilities.

I teach mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University and am a researcher focused on higher education mathematics educational practice. Find out more about Peter Rowlett. This website also houses lists of my publications and talks I have given.





Mathematical Objects
Mathematical Objects Podcast.

The Aperiodical
The Aperiodical Blog.