Ted Lewis Workshop on SNAP Math Fairs in 2010 (10w2161)


Tiina Hohn (MacEwan University)

(SNAP Mathematics Foundation)

Andy Liu (University of Alberta)


The "Ted Lewis Workshop on SNAP Math Fairs in 2010" workshop will be hosted at The Banff International Research Station.

Ted Lewis Workshop on SNAP Math Fairs 2010 will gather educators from all levels of mathematics to collaborate their experiences and interests in improving mathematics education in schools. A SNAP math fair is a non-competitive event that gives teachers an opportunity to have their students do problem solving with a particular goal in mind. The math fair can be adapted to almost any curriculum and set of standards, and it will motivate and inspire all of the students. It also explains how to organize a SNAP math fair, how some schools have adapted the concept to their particular academic objectives, and provides resources and contacts to help you get started. SNAP math fairs have a long and respectable track record. Students and teachers have presented them with great success in a variety of jurisdictions — in Sweden, in Africa, in Austria, in Canada, and in the United States.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).