Coordinator: Ms. Harita Raval
Rethinking Mathematics Education during the Pandemic: Insights from experience and the way forward.
The Mathematics Teachers' Association (India) announces its Third Annual Conference (2021) during September 3–5, 2021. The conference will be held online and will focus on the theme of "Rethinking Mathematics Education during the Pandemic: Insights from experience and the way forward".
The MTA (I) works towards improving the teaching and learning of mathematics and related areas at all levels – both inside and outside the formal educational system, in the whole of India. It also seeks to generate interest in mathematics among students through various activities and nurture mathematical talent. The Association extends a warm invitation to all mathematics teachers to participate in its third annual conference, to join MTA(I) and strengthen this effort.
We have three excellent keynote talks lined up for the conference.
The conference will kick off on the evening of September 3 with a keynote lecture by Prof. Jill Adler. Adler is South African Research Chair in Mathematics Education at the University of the Witwatersrand and has been the President of the International Commission for Mathematics Education (2016-2020).
The second talk is by Prof. Ken Ono who is a Thomas Jefferson Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia. He works in number theory, especially in integer partitions, modular forms, Umbral moonshine, the Riemann Hypothesis and the fields of interest to Srinivasa Ramanujan. He is Chair of the Mathematics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Honorary Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati). He is actively involved in mentoring young mathematicians of all ages.
Japanese-American mathematician. He specializes in number theory, especially in integer partitions, modular forms, Umbral moonshine, the Riemann Hypothesis and the fields of interest to Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Prof. Mahan MJ is a mathematician at the TIFR, Mumbai and a monk of the Ramakrishna Order. He specializes in geometry and its sister subject – topology – also called rubber-sheet geometry. He is a recipient of the 2011 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences and the Infosys Prize 2015 for Mathematical Sciences.
One of the goals of MTA(I) is to bring new resources to the attention of the teachers of mathematics. To this end there will be workshops on the use of technology in school and college education. We are especially excited to announce a workshop conducted by Philipp Legner, CEO and Developer of Mathigon on learning mathematics with virtual manipulatives (Mathigon) on 4th September.
There will be sessions where teachers will be invited to share their experiences during the past year: the challenges they faced and the steps or innovations they adopted to meet them. We shall also take up policy matters related to the pandemic as well as the new National Education Policy and how MTA(I) can serve as a voice of the teacher community on these issues.
We are also happy to announce a cultural programme by conference participants at the conclusion of the conference.
For all queries about the conference, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org