# LOGOS 16

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**Mathematics Education Unit**

Department of Mathematics

**LOGOS #16**

Tuesday May 13, 9:30 â 17:00

Conference Centre, building 423, rooms 340 and 342

The construction of knowledge by mathematics students is a central issue in research on mathematics learning. The Mathematics Education Unit is hosting a one-day seminar to hear several experts on construction of knowledge in mathematics including guest speakers Tommy Dreyfus from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and Gaye Williams from Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.

The programme for this event is as follows. Each talk will be 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes discussion.

- 9:30 - 10:00 Registration, Tea
- 10:00 - 12:55 Morning session. Chair: Mike Thomas

- 10:00 - 10:50 Andy Begg, AUT - Auckland University of Technology,
**Construction of knowledge--thinking, making sense, coming to know** - 10:50 - 11:20 Morning tea
- 11:20 - 12:10 Tommy Dreyfus, Tel Aviv University, Israel,
**Abstraction in context: complexities of elementary probability** - 12:15 - 12:55 Sepideh Stewart, University of Auckland,
**Embodied, symbolic and formal thinking in mathematics: The case of linear algebra**

- 10:00 - 10:50 Andy Begg, AUT - Auckland University of Technology,

- Lunch
- 14:15 - 17:00 Afternoon session. Chair: Tommy Dreyfus

- 14:15 - 15:05 Gaye Williams, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia,
**Spontaneous abstracting: Linear functions and the nature of variable** - 15:05 â 15:35 Afternoon tea
- 15:35 â 16:15 Caroline Yoon, University of Auckland,
**Design of model-eliciting activities in calculus** - 16:20 â 17:00 Michael Thomas, University of Auckland,
**Constructing versatile mathematical conceptions using technology**

- 14:15 - 15:05 Gaye Williams, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia,

**Note: ** There is no charge for this seminar. Morning and afternoon tea will be included. Participants are expected to bring their own lunch or buy it at one of the many cafes in the immediate neighbourhood of the conference centre.