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%3 N_20200703100009a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:09a -------------------------------- Some people who would not choose to study maths would nevertheless love it and be good at it.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100014a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:14a -------------------------------- Most people discover that maths at university is nothing like what they expected.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100009a_ColinWright->N_20200703100014a_ColinWright N_20200703100011a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:11a -------------------------------- We cannot, /a priori/ tell which is which.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100009a_ColinWright->N_20200703100011a_ColinWright N_20200703100019a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:19a -------------------------------- So how can we start to put this into action? What needs to be done?        (select only this node)     N_20200703140326e_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:03:26e -------------------------------- How can we progress from RM to TM or University Maths (UM)?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100019a_ColinWright->N_20200703140326e_ColinWright N_20200703140326c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:03:26c -------------------------------- How can teachers incorporate more RM in their lessons?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100019a_ColinWright->N_20200703140326c_ColinWright N_20200703140326d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:03:26d -------------------------------- If we develop RM-based material, how do we make it available?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100019a_ColinWright->N_20200703140326d_ColinWright N_20200703140326b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:03:26b -------------------------------- What magazines or other publications exist?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100019a_ColinWright->N_20200703140326b_ColinWright N_20200703100010a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:10a -------------------------------- Every person can appreciate maths at some level.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100016a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:16a -------------------------------- Most people's experience is only of School Maths (SM), and that's a severely distorted view of what "True Maths" (TM) really is.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100010a_ColinWright->N_20200703100016a_ColinWright N_20200703142017a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:20:17a -------------------------------- I'd love to see people's thoughts about where this disconnect happens.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100017a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:17a -------------------------------- Recreational Maths (RM) can potentially help with all of this.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100017a_ColinWright->N_20200703100019a_ColinWright N_20200703100020a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:20a -------------------------------- What is RM?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100017a_ColinWright->N_20200703100020a_ColinWright N_20200703135947a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 13:59:47a -------------------------------- It's worth noting that for some people, perhaps *most* people, anything with "Maths" in the title will be a complete non-starter, a complete brick wall.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100017a_ColinWright->N_20200703135947a_ColinWright N_20200703100021a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:21a -------------------------------- What is UM?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100021a_ColinWright->N_20200703140326e_ColinWright N_20200703100001a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:01a -------------------------------- During the SHU-RMRC on-line event on 2020/06/29 I made a comment about the shock that some students experience as they move from School Maths to University Maths.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100002a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:02a -------------------------------- It clearly struck a chord and prompted lots of responses. That was fabulous, and I'd like to take advantage of it.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100001a_ColinWright->N_20200703100002a_ColinWright N_20200703125327b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 12:53:27b -------------------------------- SHU-RMRC : Sheffield-Hallam Recreational Maths Research Cluster        (select only this node)     N_20200703100001a_ColinWright->N_20200703125327b_ColinWright N_20200703220836c_Admin    By Admin 2020/07/03 @ 22:08:36c -------------------------------- That lets people reply to specific points to make it clear what has prompted their response.        (select only this node)     N_20200703142127b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:21:27b -------------------------------- I'd love to see people's thoughts about why that happens.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100005a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:05a -------------------------------- We would love every person to have a real appreciation for maths.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100005a_ColinWright->N_20200703100010a_ColinWright N_20200703100003a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:03a -------------------------------- There are several threads here. The one thing I'd like to emphasise is that what we are trying to do here is help every student realise their full potential.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100004a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:04a -------------------------------- So ... threads:        (select only this node)     N_20200703100003a_ColinWright->N_20200703100004a_ColinWright N_20200703100015a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:15a -------------------------------- Because we cannot tell this, we have to help and support people as much as possible so they can make an eventual informed decision.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100015a_ColinWright->N_20200703100017a_ColinWright N_20200703140416d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:04:16d -------------------------------- Just what is this "True Maths" (TM) thing, and is it really "a thing"?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100012a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:12a -------------------------------- Some of these people then *hate* maths at university.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100012a_ColinWright->N_20200703100014a_ColinWright N_20200703100012a_ColinWright->N_20200703142127b_ColinWright N_20200704163624a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/04 @ 16:36:24a -------------------------------- How do we answer someone who questions the point of RM?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100020a_ColinWright->N_20200704163624a_ColinWright N_20200703100020a_ColinWright->N_20200703140326e_ColinWright N_20200703100002a_ColinWright->N_20200703100003a_ColinWright N_20200703220836a_Admin    By Admin 2020/07/03 @ 22:08:36a -------------------------------- If you want to start a new thread, select this node by clicking on "select only this node", then type your thought(s) into the reply box.        (select only this node)     N_20200703220836b_Admin    By Admin 2020/07/03 @ 22:08:36b -------------------------------- Keep each sentence short, and leave blank lines between them to create multiple nodes.        (select only this node)     N_20200703220836a_Admin->N_20200703220836b_Admin N_20200703100014a_ColinWright->N_20200703142017a_ColinWright N_20200703100014a_ColinWright->N_20200703100017a_ColinWright N_20200703100011a_ColinWright->N_20200703100015a_ColinWright N_20200703100000_Admin    By Admin 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:00 -------------------------------- Recreational Maths (RM) as a way to ease the transition to maths at University.        (select only this node)     N_20200703142419a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:24:19a -------------------------------- (and potentially improve people's perception of maths in general)        (select only this node)     N_20200703100000_Admin->N_20200703142419a_ColinWright N_20200703100000_Admin->N_20200703100001a_ColinWright N_20200703100000_Admin->N_20200703220836a_Admin N_20200703100018a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:18a -------------------------------- What is SM?        (select only this node)     N_20200703100018a_ColinWright->N_20200703100021a_ColinWright N_20200703220836b_Admin->N_20200703220836c_Admin N_20200703100013a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:13a -------------------------------- I'd love to hear people's thoughts about why and how that happens        (select only this node)     N_20200703142849b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 14:28:49b -------------------------------- That might help us to analyse how RM (and other things) might potentially help prevent it.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100013a_ColinWright->N_20200703142849b_ColinWright N_20200703100006a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:06a -------------------------------- Some people are put off maths at school.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100006a_ColinWright->N_20200703100013a_ColinWright N_20200703100006a_ColinWright->N_20200703135947a_ColinWright N_20200703100006a_ColinWright->N_20200703100010a_ColinWright N_20200703100007a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:07a -------------------------------- Some people love maths at school.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100007a_ColinWright->N_20200703100014a_ColinWright N_20200703100007a_ColinWright->N_20200703100012a_ColinWright N_20200703100008a_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/03 @ 10:00:08a -------------------------------- Some people are genuinely better served by studying something else.        (select only this node)     N_20200703100008a_ColinWright->N_20200703100010a_ColinWright N_20200703100008a_ColinWright->N_20200703100011a_ColinWright N_20200703100016a_ColinWright->N_20200703100017a_ColinWright N_20200703100016a_ColinWright->N_20200703100018a_ColinWright N_20200703100016a_ColinWright->N_20200703140416d_ColinWright N_20200703100004a_ColinWright->N_20200703100008a_ColinWright N_20200703100004a_ColinWright->N_20200703100006a_ColinWright N_20200703100004a_ColinWright->N_20200703100007a_ColinWright N_20200703100004a_ColinWright->N_20200703100005a_ColinWright N_20200703100004a_ColinWright->N_20200703100009a_ColinWright N_20200704163624b_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/04 @ 16:36:24b -------------------------------- One response is in the "Nature" article by Peter Rowlett:        (select only this node)     N_20200704163624a_ColinWright->N_20200704163624b_ColinWright N_20200704163624c_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/04 @ 16:36:24c -------------------------------- "The unplanned impact of mathematics"        (select only this node)     N_20200704163624b_ColinWright->N_20200704163624c_ColinWright N_20200704163624d_ColinWright    By ColinWright 2020/07/04 @ 16:36:24d --------------------------------        (select only this node)     N_20200704163624c_ColinWright->N_20200704163624d_ColinWright