Fridays@2

Please note that the list below only shows forthcoming events, which may not include regular events that have not yet been entered for the forthcoming term. Please see the past events page for a list of all seminar series that the department has on offer.

Past events in this series
19 October 2018
14:00
Dr Vicky Neale
Abstract

In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss what mathematicians are looking for in written solutions.  How can you set out your ideas clearly, and what are the standard mathematical conventions?  Please bring a pen or pencil! 

This session is likely to be most relevant for first-year undergraduates, but all are welcome.

26 October 2018
14:00
Dr Vicky Neale
Abstract

New undergraduates often find that they have a lot more time to spend on independent work than they did at school or college.  But how can you use that time well?  When your lecturers say that they expect you to study your notes between lectures, what do they really mean?  There is research on how mathematicians go about reading maths effectively.  We'll look at a technique that has been shown to improve students' comprehension of proofs, and in this interactive workshop we'll practise together on some examples.  Please bring a pen/pencil and paper! 

This session is likely to be most relevant for first-year undergraduates, but all are welcome, especially those who would like to improve how they read and understand proofs.

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