October 18, 2008
Fields MathEd Forum Meeting
Fields Math Ed Forum Meeting
18 October 2008, 11:30am 4:00 pm
University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall, Room 477
1. Welcome and introductions
2. Reports: OAME, OMCA, OCMA, and others
3. Announcements, updates
4. Guest Speaker: Joany Fransman, Northwest University, South Africa
- How might "context" be taught in a mathematics Literacy
training programme: A South African dilemma
5. Panel discussion: Teaching math in contexts: What is the value
of context? What contexts are valuable? (Each member of the panel
will present their position and/or the contexts they use and this
will be followed by a full group discussion).
Lunch will be served from 11:30 12:30 and the meeting will
commence at 12:30. We anticipate adjournment by 4:00 pm.
Remaining fall term Forum dates: 29 November (back at Fields Institute).
Please see below for maps, parking and accommodations.
Campus maps and parking information can be found at: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/
Possible accommodations in Ottawa:
University of Ottawa residence a small number of rooms left.
Each room is equipped similar to a hotel room. Call Carole Ryan
at (613) 564-5400 (5054) or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and use confirmation
Some hotels within walking distance (there are several others):
QUALITY INN DOWNTOWN
290 Rideau St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y3, Canada
LORD ELGIN HOTEL DOWNTOWN
100 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8, Canada
NOVOTEL HOTEL OTTAWA
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7, Canada
FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER
1 Rideau Street
THE WESTIN OTTAWA
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4, Canada