Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”.
In the same way that inspiring a love of music doesn’t usually begin with an introduction to scales, instilling a love of problem solving in learners involves inviting curiosity, developing thoughtfulness, encouraging collaboration and valuing determination – whether in mathematics or the wider world. NRICH is the home of rich mathematics and this keynote will offer an energising start to the ReThinking Numeracy conference – for both primary and secondary teachers. Fran will be inviting you to explore and discuss some of the problems from the NRICH website which have inspired teachers and learners worldwide to become passionate problem solvers.