Mathsemantics News. (News & Notes).
English professor Glynn Baugher, mathematics professor Kurtis Leminert, and mathsemanticist Edward MacNeal conducted the workshops. Topics covered, always from a mathsemantics perspective, have so far included addition, counting, zero, multiplication, negation, and joining mathematics and English, with additional topics planned.
"The workshops have been well received," reports Edward MacNeal. "Participants agree that the workshops increase their awareness of mathsemantics issues, increase the importance to them of mathsemantics, and that good mathsemantics is a desirable trait for employability. Participants wanted ways to incorporate mathsemantics into their specific curriculum, and specific ways to introduce mathsemantics to their students, even to the kindergarten level."
The topic "joining mathematics and English" was voted the most valuable. "Based on this initial response, it seems that, as much as the individual parts of mathsemantics are appreciated, its overall aim of bridging the gap between English and mathematics is of greatest interest."
Encouraged by these successful workshops, the three presenters have now formed the Mathsemantics Institute of Frostburg, "devoted to bridging the gap between our two most important languages: English and mathematics."
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|Publication:||ETC.: A Review of General Semantics|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2001|
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