FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Cognitive Science Network:
Empirical Study of Mathematics
How it is Learned
on Mind in Mathematics: New Frontiers
Annual workshop of the network
Fields Institute FieldsLive
18, 2013 at 10 a.m.
John Mighton (JUMP and Fields Institute)
The Importance of Teaching Math to Children
Fields Institute, FieldsLive
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.
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.
Guest Lectures on Studying Mathematical Cognition:
Semiotic and Cognitive Science Perspectives
lectures on the nature of mathematics,
Mathematics: A View from Vico
Are Mathematical Formal Definitions What We Think They
Are? Weierstrass, Continuity, and Modern Cognitive Science
University of Toronto
Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Mind
Sandford Fleming Building, University of Toronto
Workshop on the Interdisciplinary Study of Mathematics
Organizers: Mariana Bockarova, Marcel Danesi, Dragana Martinovic,
John Mighton, Rafael Núñez, & Mark Turner.
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.
March 14-18, 2011
on Semiotics, Cognitive Science and Mathematics
(Audio and slides of talks)