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Presenting Mathematical Masterpieces

Presenting Mathematical Masterpieces and Powerful Techniques of Effective Thinking to Non-Science Students

The University of Texas at Austin, May 28 - May 31, 2002

Program Leaders and Presenters:

Edward B. Burger
Department of Mathematics
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
Email: eburger@williams.edu
Michael Starbird
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
Email:starbird@math.utexas.edu

Mathematics contains some of the greatest ideas of humankind and employs powerful methods of analysis that transcend mathematics. Topics such as infinity, the fourth dimension, probability, and chaos spark everyone's imagination. These ideas are comparable to masterpieces of art, literature, or philosophy. Our challenge is to convey the genuine ideas of classical and new mathematics and highlight the important strategies of analysis that can be applied to all of life's issues. This workshop invites participants to discover and experience hands-on methods for bringing deep mathematical results to life and for restructuring such courses as to emphasize and celebrate techniques of thinking. It also will address the fundamental issue of how mathematics should fit into the real curricula of our institutions and the real lives of our students.

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Applications must be received by April 15, 2002 WORKSHOP APPLICATION

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