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Gc 2009 09 01 Mensa Emag

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Lecture at the European Gathering of Mensa Ltd

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Gc 2009 09 01 Mensa Emag

  1. 1. People and the quantitative world European Mensas Annual Gathering August 1, 2009 Kees Hoogland
  2. 2. My fascination <ul><li>How do people cope with the quantitative aspects of the world around us? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do they think? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do they think? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is basic numerate acting and thinking? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Goals of Mathematics Education <ul><li>Introduction to a deductive and abstract system </li></ul><ul><li>System of tools (algebraic and arithmetic skills) </li></ul><ul><li>Coping autonomously and adequately with the quantitative side of the world around us. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Fibonacci spiral How to draw a fibonacci spiral? Golden spiral Fibonacci spiral Logistic spiral Nautilius shell
  5. 9. Numeracy /Mathematical Literacy Definition: “Knowledge, skills and personal qualities to adequately and autonomously cope with the quantitative world around us.”
  6. 10. <ul><li>Gecijferdheid, wiskundige geletterdheid en professionele gecijferdheid </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematical literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative reasoning </li></ul>La formación matemátika Mathematische Kompetenz La culture mathématique Melek matematika
  7. 11. 180 200 x 36000 ??????
  8. 12. From To 799 /3310 4… 3197
  9. 14. Perspectives <ul><li>Multiplication structures </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Embodied mathematics / Neurology </li></ul><ul><li>(Un)Imaginable quantities </li></ul><ul><li>Test </li></ul><ul><li>The iceberg metaphor </li></ul><ul><li>Radical Numeracy: display structures </li></ul>
  10. 16. Interested? <ul><li>For a copy of this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>or any other quesions </li></ul><ul><li>Send an e-mail to </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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