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FIRST PERSON SOLVERS – USING VIDEO GAMES TO SOLVE MATH PROBLEMS

Professor Keith Devlin Stanford University and InnerTube Games
What
  • Location: Ulster
  • Secondary
When Oct 15, 2013
from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Where UU Jordanstown
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Attendees A Level Students
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One of America’s best known mathematicians comes to Belfast to give a fascinating talk for A-level maths students. Devlin has spent the past several years developing casual games that provide representations of mathematics that enable children (and adults) to learn basic mathematics by "playing", the same way we can learn music by learning to play the piano.

He will be speaking during Maths Week 2013 in Dublin and Belfast

BIO: Dr. Keith Devlin is a mathematician at Stanford University, a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute and a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Much of his current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. In this connection, he is a co-founder and President of an educational video games company, InnerTube Games. He has written 32 books and over 80 published research articles. Recipient of the Peano Prize, the Pythagoras Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Communications Award of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics. In 2003, he was recognized by the California State Assembly for his "innovative work and longtime service in the field of mathematics and its relation to logic and linguistics." And he is "the Math Guy" on National Public Radio.

Booking Essential with Clare Ryan

c.ryan@ulster.ac.uk

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