Enriching Mathematics Education 2016
Institute of Mathematical Sciences
This was the fifth edition of IMSc's outreach program for school mathematics teachers (of classes XI and XII). The workshop was free. Lunch, snacks, and beverages were provided free of cost to all participants. A small travel allowance was also paid, and certificates of participation were issued.
List of Speakers: Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Balaji Sampath, Parameswaran Sankaran, K.N. Raghavan, R. Ramanujam, Shashidhar Jagadeeshan, S.Viswanath.
Discussion Hour: A discussion session was held on Tuesday September 27th afternoon (3:30--4:50), which addressed specific questions / problems suggested by teachers. For this purpose, written questions were collected from the teachers in advance. Chair for the discussion hour: Parameswaran Sankaran
Participants:     All schools in Chennai were invited to nominate their mathematics teachers to attend the workshop. Invitations to schools on our address database were sent by post and by email. We also sent out email alerts to all school teachers whose addresses figure on our database with the request that they ensure participation of their respective schools. In addition, "independent" individuals, not affiliated to any school, were also invited to apply to participate (subject to availability of space and other resources).
A total of 83 teachers from 51 schools registered. Out of these, around 72 attended the workshop. In addition there were 3 independent participants.