Learning Mathematics by Reading

Dr Lara Alcock (Loughborough University)

  • Thu 30 May 19

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    STEM 3.1

  • Event speaker

    Dr Lara Alcock (Loughborough University)

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Mathematical Sciences, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Andrew Harrison

How do people learn mathematics?  Partly by listening and partly by problem solving, but also by reading.  This is especially true at higher levels of education and in professional mathematics.  This lecture will present key results on mathematical reading, drawing on studies conducted using both standard experimental methods and eye-movement analyses.  It will contrast novice and expert mathematical reading, and will incorporate related results about how people interpret the logical language of mathematics.