Mathematical Moments That Leave Us Breathless and Wanting to Learn More

  • Imagine a moment when something took your breath away. It might have been a song you heard, a play or movie you saw, a poem or book you read, a sunrise or sunset you saw, an encounter with nature, an invention; a piece of technology, or a magic show. Can you imagine what life would be like without such moments to remember that leave us breathless? Join Ron Lancaster for a discussion of what teachers can to do to ensure that students have similar encounters with mathematics that leave them wanting to learn more and that invite them to marvel and be amazed at a subject that is truly the greatest show on earth.

    Ron Lancaster, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education