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Saturday, November 16 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
The history behind the math that we teach

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Addition and subtraction, pictograms and pie charts, exponentials and logarithms... Yes, it’s in the curriculum. But where does it all come from? When were these concepts discovered? What prompted the discoveries? Who are the big names behind it? Come for a refreshing journey through the history and stories of the material our students learn in math classes from K to 12. (Note: Even though I teach HS math, this session has a lot of ES and MS content. It is really meant to be a fun story about math that anybody can enjoy.)

Session Objectives:

Discover the origins and processes that led to the mathematical knowledge that we teach to our kids K-12.
Travel through the history of our world through mathematical milestones.

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Vivian Robert

High School, Korea International School
Vivian has taught high school math in three countries (Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Korea) and with three systems (Swiss, IB, American). This is his ninth year at KIS. A French native speaker, Vivian had to wait age 33 to learn the English words "protractor", "calculus", and... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST