
THE
FIELDS INSTITUTE
FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES


Fields
Cognitive Science Network:
Empirical Study of Mathematics
and
How it is Learned


NETWORK ACTIVITIES





RECENT EVENTS
2013
March
2123, 2013
Workshop
on Mind in Mathematics: New Frontiers
Annual workshop of the network
Fields Institute FieldsLive
video
January
18, 2013 at 10 a.m.
John Mighton (JUMP and Fields Institute)
The Importance of Teaching Math to Children
Fields Institute, FieldsLive
video
In
my talk I will argue that our society is harmed in many
ways because we do not teach children according to their
true potential in mathematics. I will present evidence
from psychological and educational research, as well as
evidence gathered by the JUMP program, that ability in
math can be nurtured in virtually all students. I will
examine the barriers that students typically face in learning
math and suggest strategies for reducing those barriers.
BIO:
John Mighton OC is the founder of JUMP math, a charity
dedicated to improving the teaching of mathematics. He
has taught math at U of T, philosphy at McMaster, and
is a fellow of the Fields Institute. His plays have received
a number of national awards,inculding two Governor General's
awards, and have been performed around the world.
2012
November
2, 2012
Guest Lectures on Studying Mathematical Cognition:
Semiotic and Cognitive Science Perspectives
Fields Institute
Two
lectures on the nature of mathematics,
1011:
Marcel Danesi
Mathematics: A View from Vico
1112:
Rafael Núñez
Are Mathematical Formal Definitions What We Think They
Are? Weierstrass, Continuity, and Modern Cognitive Science
Affiliated
Event
November
17, 2012
University of Toronto
Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Mind
Sandford Fleming Building, University of Toronto
October
1112, 2012
Workshop on the Interdisciplinary Study of Mathematics
Organizers: Mariana Bockarova, Marcel Danesi, Dragana Martinovic,
John Mighton, Rafael Núñez, & Mark Turner.
Fields Institute
Publication
September
2012
M.
Bockarova, M. Danesi, and R. Núñez, eds.,
Semiotic and Cognitive Science Essays on the Nature of
Mathematics. The first volume in the series by M. Danesi
(ed.), Interdisciplinary Studies on the Nature of Mathematics.
Munich: Lincom Europa.
2011
March 1418, 2011
Workshop
on Semiotics, Cognitive Science and Mathematics
Fields Institute
(Audio and slides of talks)


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