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MIE Maths Week 2020

Fáilte mhór to Maths Week 2020. Here you will find some of our most recent webinars that took place in MIE during Maths Week 2020.

Blurring the Boundaries between Art and Maths

Mark Joyce, Artist in Residence at Marino Institute of Education presented a seminar on the theme of 'Blurring the Boundaries between Art and Maths' for Maths Week 2020. The 30 minute presentation highlights intersections between art and mathematics in a visual way and Mark provides an artistic insight into examining art with a mathematical perspective.  

Ethnomathematics and Culturally Responsive Maths Pedagogy

Sorcha Browne and Dr. Maja Haals Brosnan present this short webinar giving an overview of Ethnomathematics and Culturally Responsive Maths Pedagogy. They argue that Mathematics is not acultural and that educators have a responsibility to consider the consequences of this when facilitating learning. An important question is put to the viewer:

What type of mathematics pedagogy must minority cultures negotiate to be successful in school?”

 The focus of the webinar is on Early Childhood Education, however the general message is applicable to mathematics educators of all age groups. This webinar  will be followed in the coming months by a more practical guide to implementing Culturally Responsive Maths Pedagogy in the classroom. Please reach out to Sorcha or Maja if you have any questions.

Early Mathematical Awareness in the Early Years.

For this year’s maths week, we have invited Early Childhood Ireland for a webinar on early mathematical awareness in the early years. Early childhood specialist Maire Corbett talks us through how children are and become skilled mathematicians through play, helping us to identity how to recognise children’s mathematical language, understanding and concepts in their play and conversations