How does a mathematician think about and solve problems? What does ‘doing maths’ look like?
The best way to answer these questions is to get a group of people together to share strategies and think about mathematical problems. At Mathscraft you can do just that! You'll get to meet and work with mathematicians and like-minded students and work on interesting and challenging problems. Come and see what makes real mathematicians love maths!
We want to show that maths isn’t just about getting a right answer. It’s about exploring, understanding, and knowing that there's always another question to ask. This is the process that a research mathematician goes through when he or she starts to tackle a problem.
MathsCraft sessions have been running since 2012, and are an initiative of the Australian Research Council and Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). This session will be facilitated by Ian Sheppard, Head of Mathematics at the The Geelong College Middle School, and is suitable for students and teachers of students in Year 7-9.