We know that learning Maths is essential for many things in everyday life: paying at the supermarket, getting to places on time or changing the proportions of your favourite brownie recipe to make it giant and still be as good. But in addition to all this, developing mathematical thinking is vital for happier and fairer societies. In this interview, Carmen Salcedo, academic director of Jump Math Spain and Latin America, tells us why.
She also tells us about the great hurdles we have to jump when it comes to teaching and learning this subject that for centuries has been a headache for millions of students around the world. And watch out! Because many of them have to do with the teachers themselves. If you want to know what these walls are and how they can be overcome, don’t miss this video that we have recorded on the occasion of the “presentation in society” of the Mathematical School of the ProFuturo Foundation and which is part of a series in which we will talk about various aspects concerning the way Mathematics is learned and taught nowadays.
The ProFuturo Observatory has dealt extensively with the topic of mathematics teaching and learning. If you would like to take a look at the many articles we have written on the subject, you can find them all here.