Entertaining with Math

Tim Chartier, Professor of Mathematics,
Davidson College

Performing arts such as juggling, music, dance, magic, and drama can enrich the mathematics classroom.  Beyond entertaining students, such demonstrations can offer new and novel perspectives on mathematical content and engage a class in a fun, educational and interactive activity. This seminar will explore ways to demonstrate and discuss creative ways of teaching and presenting mathematics using techniques generally associated with entertainment and the performing arts.  The seminar will explore presenting in different performing styles and also using pre-recorded content available online or through DVDs.

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One comment

  • October 28, 2013 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    Very creative Professor Tim. I will remember your tips. I keep trying to teach my grandson to and we both end up going out for ice cream. I’ll mix in a little of your suggestions (I cannot juggle), like disappearing coins or something.

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