The Naughton Chair and CASTeL are Proud to Host Prof Mike Askew

The Naughton Chair and CASTeL are proud to host Prof Mike Askew, Wednesday 19th October 2022, 18:00 to 19:30, Seamus Heaney Theatre, G114, St Patrick’s Campus, DCU.


In this first ‘I Hate Maths’ workshop at DCU, Prof Mike Askew will introduce and discuss a set of maths strategy games that can be used in the classroom to support mathematical thinking. The central part of the session is focused on playing the games, and working through and discussing the mathematical thinking involved with the audience.

We aim to attract an audience of primary pre- and in-service teachers, parents, and other academics – many of whom freely express the ‘I hate mathematics’ sentiment, to engage in some fun and communal game playing and discussion! And hopefully to leave the seminar entertaining the possibility that you do not maybe need to hate maths as much as you might have thought. Bring pencil, paper and willingness to engage.

Prof Mike Askew brings extensive experience of research and teacher development in the field of primary maths across the UK, Australia and South Africa. He is the author of several books for primary maths teachers, and for parents interested in understanding key maths ideas and helping their children with school mathematics.

Refreshments will be provided after the event. Please RSVP for this FREE event via the via the link below by Tuesday, 18th October 2022,