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Date & Time: Saturday, April 27, 3:00pm – 4:45pm
SWING building, Room 221, University of British Columbia
Title:  “Exploding Dots: A Journey from the Beginnings of Arithmetic to Infinite Series” by James Tanton
Intended Audience: Elementary school teachers


In this workshop teachers will learn a new and effective method for teaching the concept of place value and all the arithmetic operations with numbers. They will experience mathematics as meaningful, coherent and beautiful and will leave inspired to bring the joy of learning mathematics to their own classes.

If you are planning to attend please register in advance as seating is limited.


James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) is an author, a consultant, and an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., currently serving as their Mathematician-at-Large. He has taught mathematics both at university and high-school institutions. James is absolutely committed to promoting effective and joyful mathematics thinking, learning, and doing at all levels of the education spectrum.

James writes books and video courses, advises on curriculum, consults with teachers, and gives demonstration classes and professional development sessions across the globe. He is a founder of The Global Math Project, an initiative set to transform the entire world’s perception of what mathematics can and should be. Over 5 million students across the planet have taken part in a common joyous piece of mathematics to see how classroom mathematics serves as a portal for human joy, wonder, and delight.

This event is jointly sponsored by PIMS & Math Potentials.