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Teacher's Enrichment Workshop (May 2016 at IMSc): Algebra and Analysis
week-long workshop for mathematics teachers of arts and science colleges
Sponsored by the National Centre for Mathematics (NCM)
Co-sponsored and hosted by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)
under its "Enriching Collegiate Education" series of workshops

Dates: Monday to Saturday, 23rd to 28th May 2016         Venue: Chandrasekhar Hall, IMSc, Chennai
Timetable (pdf file)           Poster (pdf file)           Pictures

The context: 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 held as a Teacher's Enrichment Workshop, one of a series sponsored by the NCM.

Topics and speakers : The week-long workshop was aimed at mathematics teachers at arts and 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:

Food, accommodation, and travel: The workshop was free. A working lunch (and tea, coffee, snacks) was provided on all days of the workshop to all participants free of cost.

For about twenty participants from outside Chennai, accommodation was arranged in the CMI student hostel. (CMI graciously waived the payment of room rent.) Otherwise, accommodation and travel arrangements were left entirely to the participants. There were no reimbursements for expenses (whether towards accommodation or travel) and no payment of any per diem.

Participation: Participation in the workshop was through online registration. From over a hundred applications, about seventy were selected (in two lists). The total number of actual official participants was 51. Certificates of participation were issued to all of them. There were a handful of others (summer interns, pdfs, and students of IMSc) who attended the workshop.