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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).

Abstract:
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.

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