Mathematical Thinking


WHEN: November 30 - December 1, 2019
WHERE: United Nations International School of Hanoi
AUDIENCE: Mathematic teacher Grade 1-8 


Workshop Overview

When mathematicians talk about mathematics, they use words such as inquiry, creativity, and beauty. How can we bring the mathematics that mathematicians experience into our math classrooms for all students to experience? Participants in this two-day workshop will have the opportunity to “play” with mathematical ideas through tasks and provocations that will deepen their understanding of mathematical thinking and content knowledge.


Learning Outcomes

Enduring understanding as a result of attending this workshop:

  • Experience mathematical inquiry from a student's perspective

  • Become familiar with Number Talks and other thinking routines

  • Make connections directly applicable to current classroom practice

  • Develop a range of low floor/high ceiling tasks


workshop leader

Beth Murray comes from the United States and has been teaching for over twenty years, more than a decade of which has been internationally. Beth is the Instructional Coach for Mathematics at UNIS Hanoi and holds a Math Specialist Certification and is also a trainer for Math Recovery Add+VantageMR courses. 

Growing up, she would never have said she was interested in mathematics, but a passion for teaching and learning mathematics was ignited when she became an educator and had to make sense of mathematics in order to teach it. Always a learner, she continues to inquire into the connections that can be made with mathematics and is fascinated by what can be learned by listening to the thinking of others. By listening to and understanding each other, ideas and concepts are clarified and everyone’s learning is enriched. She is on a mission to provide the experiences and opportunities for learners of all ages to make sense of the language of Mathematics and discover and embrace their inner mathematician.






The nearest neighbourhood to the school is a lively suburb called Tay Ho, from where a taxi ride should take approximately 20-30 minutes to the school. Participants are responsible to reserve a room directly with the hotel.

Most preferred choices:

Sheraton Hanoi

Intercontinental West Lake

Airbnb and other budget options are available in Tay Ho


The welcome pack provides other travelling information that participants may need to get to/from Hanoi including visa application, local transport, emergency contacts and access to the school.

  • United Nations International School of Hanoi
  • G9 Ciputra
  • Tay Ho
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
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