Changing the Culture conference
Friday, April 26th, 2002
17:00 - 18:00,
Fletcher Challenge Theatre,
SFU Harbour Centre campus

You are invited to attend a public talk:

"Rigour : Mathematics : : Intuition : Teaching ... And Vice Versa"
by Brent Davis, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.


In their efforts to develop effective teaching methods, educators have often drawn on mathematical images and assumptions -- and not always appropriately. In this session, I highlight a few misappropriations as I develop the suggestion that rigour and intuition have nearly opposite roles in roles in formal math and formal education.

The talk is a part of the Changing the Culture conference, sponsored by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. For more information, see

Math Department Contact: Malgorzata Dubiel, Department of Mathematics, Simom Fraser University