Teacher's Enrichment Workshop (May 2017 at IMSc)
A week-long workshop for mathematics teachers of Arts & Science colleges
Sponsored by the
Centre for Mathematics (NCM)
Co-sponsored and hosted by the
Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)
"Enriching Collegiate Education" series of workshops
Dates: Monday to Saturday, 22nd to 27th may
Venue: Chandrasekhar Hall, IMSc, Chennai
The broad goal of IMSc's Enriching
Collegiate Education series of workshops is to bring
research mathematicians and college teachers together in an
effort to enrich mathematics education in colleges. It is
noteworthy in this context that IMSc is primarily a research
institute. This particular workshop was
Enrichment Workshop, one of a series sponsored by the NCM.
This week-long workshop was aimed at mathematics teachers in Arts & Science colleges, to enable them to revisit
and update content
knowledge. The lectures covered some particular topics (see below).
Discussion hours offered
opportunities to get doubts cleared and work out exercises (both routine and advanced).
List of speakers (all of IMSc) and topics :
- S. Viswanath : Algebra
- Parameswaran Sankaran and K. Srinivas : Complex Analysis
- K. N. Raghavan: Discrete Mathematics
About 65 participants were selected from nearly 200 applicants. The total number of actual participants was 56.
The workshop was free. A sumptuous 😋 lunch (and tea, coffee,
snacks) were provided on all days of the workshop to
all participants free of cost. Certificates of participation
were issued 😌.
Accommodation and travel arrangements were left entirely to the
participants 😞. No help was offered by the organizers towards these 😴.