I first encountered Alex Bellos on BBC Breakfast TV , talking about about his book, Alex’s Adventures in Numberland,( which I subsequently went out and bought!) He described his passion and interest in Mathematics. It reminded me that the subject of Maths has some amazing concepts , ideas and activities, that can engage and inspire students and teachers alike. So why is it so many are turned off maths?, when there is all this great material to create fantastic learning opportunities.
Alex will be sharing his passion for Mathematics in a keynote at our Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum. Click the link at the end of this post to find out more details and register for your free place. Like me, I am sure you will begin to look at maths in a completely different way.
Alex Bellos is the author of the popular science book Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, which was shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and for Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards 2010. It is a bestseller on three continents and translation rights have been sold to 20 territories. Bellos graduated from Oxford in Mathematics and Philosophy and worked for many years at the Guardian, where he ended up as its South America correspondent. He is also the author of Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life and he ghost-wrote Pelé’s autobiography.
Also, find out who are the recipients of this year’s Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Teacher Awards.The awards will be presented to Teachers who have submitted projects that illustrate the innovative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Not only will they receive award recognition, but have the chance to be invited to the next Partners in Learning Forum and win a Xbox 360 and Kinect package for their school. These projects will be on display at the event.
Don’t miss out, register today – Registration now open