Contemplative Mathematics: Leading Math Discussion Groups

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This course with William (Bill) Carey will present a plan for hosting Socratic discussions about mathematical ideas and puzzles. In each lesson, Bill will demonstrate his approach to inspiring love and interest in mathematical problems and concepts. Bill opens this course with an invitation to engage with colleagues both humbly and charitably in mathematics discussion and play. Each session in this courses presents opportunities for playing with patterns or solving puzzles related to Greek Arithmetic. Carey describes the waters of Greek arithmetic as being both calm and deep. It is our hope that you will engage with the mathematical objects and puzzles in a group discussion, and then view the presentations of Carey’s thoughts about the problem set forth in the outline provided. Sometimes he will make a conclusion about his conjectures and other times his conjectures will lead to further mathematical questioning.

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  • 12 Lessons
  • 22 Topics
  • 11 Quizzes
  • 0.53 CEUs
  • 3.15 Hours
  • Course Certificate