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CARMA Special Semester
Mathematical Thinking

5 November 2018 — 31 May 2019

About the special semester

The University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications is organising a series of workshops as part of its Special Semester on Mathematical Thinking.


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CARMA Workshop

Diagrammatic Reasoning in Higher Education

Friday, 9th Nov 2018 — Sunday, 11th Nov 2018

X703, NewSpace

A workshop on the teaching of mathematical concepts using diagrammatic reasoning in higher education, investigating the potential for diagrammatic reasoning to be used to enhance the teaching of mathematics and abstract concepts across a range of disciplines (of business and economics, physics, engineering, and computer science) at the University of Newcastle. It will investigate the potential of diagrammatic reasoning as a novel pedagogical tool to enhance the learning of diverse student cohorts. For further information, please visit the workshop website.

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9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 13th Nov 2018

X602, NewSpace

This year, EViMS will continue to provoke and promote creativity and cross-fertilisation across mathematics research and mathematics education. For further information, please visit the workshop website.

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CARMA and AMSI Workshop

AMSI-CARMA Workshop on Mathematical Thinking

Wednesday, 14th Nov 2018 — Friday, 16th Nov 2018

X803, NewSpace

Mathematics underpins much of the scientific and technological progress of modernity. This workshop will bring together experts to study the conceptual and neurological basis of mathematical thought and creativity, different aspects of which are associated with brain structures evolved for different purposes. We will explore links to machine learning, which plays a critical role as a model for cognition, as well as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and pure and applied mathematics. For further information, please visit the workshop website. The conference is part of CARMA's Special Semester on Mathematical Thinking.

At this workshop, we will target discussions at forming new interdisciplinary collaborations and formulating concrete research questions with a view towards major grant applications in the ARC Discovery and linkage programmes, among others. Expected benefits arising from such collaborations include machine learning improvements, computer assistance for mathematical research and other high-level cognitive tasks, and improved insight into mathematics education at all levels.

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