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.