The **M****athematics ****E****ducation ****S****tudent ****A****ssociation**

invites you to the
colloquium:

*Power and Creativity in Mathematics:
Using Open-Ended Problems in the Mathematics Classroom*

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*Speaker:*

**University of Georgia**

**Dept. of Mathematics & Science
Education**

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Open-ended problems can provide students with a way of seeing mathematics as a creative and powerful endeavor. Based upon simple premises, open-ended problems are rich in mathematical content and can engage students of varying ability levels. When used properly, open-ended problems provide a medium for students to develop problem-solving skills, communicate mathematically, use technology, and see connections between seemingly unrelated mathematical ideas.

In this presentation, the speaker reflects on his experiences in implementing projects based on open-ended problems. Audience members will be introduced, through participation, to examples of open-ended problems. In addition, audience members will learn about issues that teachers should consider when using open-ended problems. The speaker will provide suggestions for implementing open-ended problems in a secondary classroom and show examples of his students' work.

**Monday, October 31, 2005**

**Rm 317, Aderhold Hall**

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******Refreshments Will Be Served******

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