Weekly outline

  • General


    Torbjörn Tambour, torbjorn@math.su.se

    An 'M' indicates that this seminar is mandatory.

    New time: 8.30-10.00

    About Vivaldi's text: Go to his home page http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/people/fvivaldi and then to Teaching. Continue to Mathematical writing and then click on web-book. There is a new version dated 29 August. The problem with the address in the literature list seems to be the tilde sign.

    Group 1: Gabriel, Oskar, Alice, Gustav, Oliver

    Group A: Lisa, John, Assar, Tomas, Eric A

    Group X: Joakim, Hannes V, Stefan, Mikael

    The group without a name: Erik L, Hannes L, Carl, Henrik, Ofir, Shatha

    Time and place

  • 1 september - 7 september

    Presentation of the course and the participants. Teaching and learning activities. Examination and grading criteria. Literature. Group tasks, peer review, seminars with opposition. First discussion of the article.

    Distribution of group task 1. TeX and LaTeX.

  • 8 september - 14 september

    Topics for the article.

    Discussion: Popular mathematics. Vivaldi Ch. 1.

  • 15 september - 21 september

    No seminar this week.

    • 22 september - 28 september

      Lecture: Teaching mathematics. Using Beamer, PowerPoint etc.

      Discussion: Vivaldi Ch. 2

    • 29 september - 5 oktober

      M Seminar: Presentation of the solutions to problem set 1.

    • 6 oktober - 12 oktober

      No meeting this week.

      • 13 oktober - 19 oktober

        Group task 1, the last group

        Lecture: Theories of learning.

        Discussion: Vivaldi Ch. 3 and 4. 

        I would like to try some new ideas the next time we meet. First of all, please form new groups as soon as possible and inform me when you are done. You decide about the size of the groups, but I think that 2-3 participants is optimal. Below you will find the next set of group tasks. This time every group should choose only one problem. Prepare a ten minute lecture. You decide yourselves on the form. Is the chalk-and-board method best? Or would  a computer presentation be better? I will appoint an opponent group for each presentation. The opposition should take about five minutes and cover both the mathematics and the presentation itself. The presenting group must send their manuscript to the opponents at least three days before the seminar. We will probably use parts of the seminars both 3 and 10 November for the presentations, but I think it will be well spent time.

        As you will see the problems are a bit different this time. You won't have to spend much time solving them, which means that you can concentrate on the presentation instead. If you have any questions at all, please ask me.

        Remember to read Vivaldi. I would like to ask our old group 1 to lead a discussion about Ch. 3 and 4 during the seminar. What are the main points? What is most important? Are there any exercises that are especially worth discussing? The discussion should be 15-20 minutes long. The other groups: Don't worry, you will be asked to do the same later in the course (indicated below).

      • 20 oktober - 26 oktober

        Lecture: Mathematics education and theories of learning, cont'd.

        Discussion: Vivaldi Ch. 5 (group A)

      • 27 oktober - 2 november

        No meeting this week.

        • 10 november - 16 november

          Presentations of task 2

          Discussion: Vivaldi Ch. 7 (the nameless group)

          • 17 november - 23 november

            Presentations of task 2

            • 24 november - 30 november

              Learning theories, cont'd

              Mathematical journals and publications

              Discussion: Vivaldi Ch. 8, 9 and 10

            • 1 december - 7 december

              Presentations today:

              Eric A




              Hannes V


            • 8 december - 14 december

              Presentations today:




              Hannes L

              • 15 december - 21 december

                Presentations today:

                Erik L