Lettera Matematica

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 269–277 | Cite as

Communicating mathematics in Europe

Episode 3: Andrew Jeffrey about himself
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Abstract

This paper is the third in a series that focusses on communicating mathematics in Europe. This episode takes place in London’s Morton Hotel and has as its guest the “mathemagician” Andrew Jeffrey. The mingling of magic and mathematics, the interdependence between communication and teaching of mathematics, the ways to narrate maths in a performance, the importance of teacher training and much more are some of the themes discussed in this interview with Andrew Jeffrey. The result is an overview of the close relationship between teaching and communication to deliver mathematical messages in an effective and engaging way, and a list of suggestions from an experienced international populariser and lecturer for those who wish to become communicators capable of joining scientific skill and performing arts and to learn how to intelligently manage times, spaces, motivations and audience expectations.

Keywords

Andrew Jeffrey Maths communication Magic Education Wonder Engagement 

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© Centro P.RI.ST.EM, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of UrbinoMacerataItaly

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