Fostering High Achievement Through
Active Learning

by Annie Han, Claire Wladis, Sandra Boer,
Joyce Stallings-Harte, Rosemarie Gonzalez & Dong Bush

[November 12, 2004]


Mathematics professors from BMCC and New York City Public School 34 math teachers and educators under the BMCC Fulbright-Hays Grants spent four weeks in China this Summer 2004.

During the four weeks in China, the Fulbright participants visited more than twenty historical sights, museums, libraries, and famous mathematicians' special collections. They had the privilege and honor to meet with two of the most distinguished scholars of Chinese mathematics history alive today, Professors Shen Kangshen, primary author of The Nine Chapters on the Mathematics Art, and Professor Li Di author/co-author of over fifty books on the history of Chinese Mathematics.

The Fulbright participants will share their impressive and unforgettable experience with the audience. The presenters will go into detail on the classroom observations they made in Chinese schools and their dialogs with Chinese teachers. Their presentation will focus on two major areas: History of Chinese Mathematics and Mathematics Education in China

  • Professor Annie Han will give a brief introduction on the BMCC Fulbright project.

  • Professor Claire Wladis will use today's modern technology & computer animation to demonstrate the ancient Traditional Chinese Methods of Proofs.

  • The Principal of New York City Public School 34, Joyce Stallings-Harte, Assistant Principal Rosemarie Gonzalez , and math teacher Dong Bush will give a presentation on class observations.

  • Professor Sandra Boer's will present "A Photojournalistic Survey of BMCC's Fulbright Scholars Academic Odyssey in China".






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