Bill Barton Inaugural lecture - Auckland
The Pleasure Principle in Undergraduate Mathematics
Professor Bill Barton
6pm, 12 April 2010
Room 1439, Engineering Building, Ground Floor, 20 Symonds Street
Mathematicians speak like addicts about their subject: deep mathematical knowledge is a source of intense and intimate pleasure. What would the undergraduate experience look like if we directed our efforts at getting students addicted?
Relying on research rather than tradition to guide practice, I propose a design for tempting undergraduates into deep mathematical engagement.
Apr 11, 2010