In mathematical socratic dialogues, the participants work on a concrete mathematical topic presented by the facilitator under a question of their own choice and they seek together an answer to this question in dialogue.

The mathematical topic is chosen so that all participants have access to it and can participate with pleasure in the common reflection and the mutual understanding of each other. The mathematical language is suitable for everyone, even for those who consider their mathematical knowledge low. Because the starting position of the dialogue should be as equal as possible for all participants, the mathematical problems are only announced at the beginning of the dialogue.

Text and facilitator: Bernadette Thöne, Lecturer at the Bremen University

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