A second year course on Mathematical Writing has been offered at Queen Mary for several years, initially intended as a preparation for (or a soft alternative to) final year projects. But teaching writing gives you a lot more: it provides a vivid portrait of the students' struggle with exactness and abstraction, and new tools for dealing with it.

About the speaker:

Franco Vivaldi is Professor of Mathematics at Queen Mary University of London. He has a keen interest in educational issues and has  written two undergraduate textbooks: Experimental Mathematics with Maple (Chapman and Hall 2001), and Mathematical Writing (Springer 2014).

Franco Vivaldi designed the zero-tolerance remedial programme Essentia Mathematics:

http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~fv/books/em/ for which he was awarded the Draper Prize for Excellence in Teaching.


Professor Franco Vivaldi

Research Area

Queen Mary University of London


Thu, 28/07/2016 - 4:00pm


RC 1040 The Red Centre, UNSW