Paths and Pathways

Speaker: Jayadev Athreya

Date: Fri, May 19, 2023

Location: Zoom, Online, SFU Harbour Center

Conference: Changing the Culture 2023

Subject: Mathematics

Class: Scientific


We talk about how some simple sounding problems about straight line paths on surfaces require many different kinds of mathematical thinking to solve, focusing on the example of understanding straight line paths on Platonic solids. We'll use this to start a discussion of how we can emphasize teaching different ways of thinking, and why geometry is an important resource for students. There will be lots and lots of fun pictures and hopefully interesting and provocative ideas!

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