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Dan Finkel

Monday 20 November

Dan Finkel

Dan Finkel is the Founder and Director of Operations of Math for Love (, a Seattle-based organisation devoted to transforming how mathematics is taught and learned. A teacher of teachers and students, Dan works with schools, develops curriculum, leads workshops, and gives talks on mathematics and education worldwide.

Dan is the co-creator of two award-winning maths games: Prime Climb, the beautiful, colourful, mathematical board game, and Tiny Polka Dot, the number-loving learning game for young children. He is also co-architect of Seattle Public School’s Summer Staircase math program, and was a longtime contributor to the New York Times Numberplay column. He has a PhD in algebraic geometry from the University of Washington.

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Di Siemon

Tuesday 21 November

Di Siemon

Di Siemon is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at RMIT University (Bundoora) where she is involved with the preparation of pre-service teachers and the supervision of higher degree students. Di is currently the Director of the Reframing Mathematical Futures II project, which is working with 32 secondary schools nationally to develop an evidenced based teaching and learning framework for mathematical reasoning in the middle years. She is also actively involved in the professional development of practising teachers, particularly in relation to the development of the ‘big ideas’ in number, the teaching and learning of mathematics in the middle years, and the use of rich assessment tasks to inform teaching. Di has directed a number of other large scale research projects including the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years Project (2003-2006), the Researching Numeracy Teaching Approaches in Primary Schools Project (2001-2003), and the Middle Years Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001). Di is a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and a life member of the Mathematical Association of Victoria.

Venue: The Crown