11/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/21/2019 17:47
Professor Nathalie Sinclair designs touchscreen technologies as an additional method for teaching mathematics to children
Ian Bryce, University Communications and Marketing, 236-880-2187, [email protected]
Simon Fraser University education professor Nathalie Sinclair will share her latest research on designing touchscreen applications for early math learners as part of SFU's President's Faculty Lecture Series, Tuesday, November 26 at SFU's Vancouver campus.
This past summer, Sinclair published two free apps (TouchCounts and TouchTimes) that make math education a 'hands-on' experience for children, rather than dealing with abstract symbols and numbers.
Sinclair, who also holds the Canada Research Chair in Tangible Mathematics Learning, will share her research on the embodied nature of mathematical thinking and learning, as well as the role of aesthetics in shaping mathematical experience.
Sinclair was elected to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars in 2017 and received the 2019 Svend Pederson Lecture Award for her major and lasting contribution within the field of Mathematics Education.
Sinclair's lecture is free with registration.
SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series lecture, An Arithmetic Touch, New Digital Approaches to Mathematics Learning, with SFU education professor Nathalie Sinclair
Canadian math education is moving beyond rote memorization but new methods of learning have generated unease for educators, parents and governments concerned with balancing standardized test scores and discouraging learners. The Ontario government has recently passed legislation to test teachers to tackle declining provincial test scores.
Sinclair is available for media interviews prior to the event. For interview requests, please contact Ian Bryce.
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