Geometry, Philosophy, and History - Mike Waski
Get ready to do some geometry! Some of the most engaging and powerful math work comes out of the field of geometry. This workshop will include lessons, stories, and activities that teachers can take back to their classrooms and implement in fun and creative ways. Presentations will include exercises and activities about logic, problem solving and proofs which can help students develop critical thinking skills. The origins, history, and philosophy of Greek mathematicians such as Euclid, Pythagoras, Thales, Zeno and Diophantus will also be examined to build strong foundations for other branches of mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.
It is recommended participants bring a quality compass and straightedge for geometric constructions.
The event will be held at the GWI Center for Professional Development. Free parking is available at the school. Participants are responsible for their own housing.
The workshop will run from 8:00am-4:00pm each day. Lunch, snacks and coffee/tea are provided each day.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early on Thursday, October 11 to check in.