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Slaying Mathematical Dragons – Teaching Socratically Through Problem Solving

In this session we will look at the benefits (and challenges) of introducing new mathematical concepts through a Socratic problem solving experience, wherein students labor together to solve (slay) challenging and complex problems (mathematical dragons) barely within their reach. In this way lessons may more often feel more like stories, even heroic epics, to participate […]

Eloquence and the Progymnasmata

How do you make students eloquent? It is one thing to theorize about eloquence; it is another thing altogether for students to attain it. This practical workshop will demonstrate basic exercises that date back to the days of Cicero, and will offer suggestions about how to adapt these exercises to today’s classrooms. These ancient exercises […]