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July 3rd - 7th 2017. Six21.

We shall spend the week wrestling with infinity, tackling deep and beautiful problems.

“Infinity is the ultimate in drawing away from actual experience”

David Foster Wallace


Key information


Plan for the week

        Note: links will be added throughout the week.

Session

When

Staff

Aims

Introduction

Monday

Mr Judge

Ms Spencer

  • To understand the Maths Vision
  • To understand the week, the expectations about ways of working and homework
  • To begin problem-solving

What is infinity?

Monday

Ms Sedler

Mr Judge

Problem Solving

Tuesday

Mr Judge

Ms Iqbal (Kings College Student)

  • To understand that problem-solving requires time and energy
  • To use geometry to understand what an infinite sum is

Learning more about infinity

Tuesday

Ms Spencer

Mr Judge

  • To practise taking notes in university-style lectures
  • To understand deep proofs about the different sizes of infinity

Independent Research

Wednesday

Ms Sedler

Mr Judge

  • To practise taking control of my own learning, and to decide on what interests me most.
  • To appreciate the power of the Internet as an exploratory tool

Festival of Problems

Wednesday

Ms Futo

Ms Smyth

Ms Sedler

Mr Gonzalez

Ms McCabe

Mr Judge

Ms Garcia

  • To feel part of the Mathematics Family at School 21
  • To problem solve with adults on accessible problems

Problem Solving

Thursday

Ms Futo

Mr Judge

  • To understand how every number can be written as an infinite fraction

Preparation for Presentation

Thursday

Ms Garcia

Mr Judge

Independent work due (finish reading chapter, and prepare for Friday’s presentation)

  • To reflect and summarise learning
  • To critique draft presentation in pairs, towards end.

Presenting to PHD students

Friday

Mr Brown

Ms Friedrich

Mr Judge

Mr Marengon

Ms Spencer

Mr Judge (again)

  • To communicate clearly with mathematical professionals. 7 minute presentation on:
  • One Problem that I tackled
  • One story (proof or history) that resonated with me
  • One question for the audience to think about

Problem Solving with Underground Maths

Friday

Ms Gould

Ms Kimber

Mr Judge

Ms Spencer

What next?