*What is Mathematics Education, Really?*

#### a public lecture by

## Professor Alexandre Borovik

#### (University of Manchester)

### Thursday, 2nd of November 2017,

### 6:00-7:20 pm

#### Newton Lecture Theatre INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln

As I argue in my paper, the current crisis in the school level mathematics education is a sign that it reaches a bifurcation point and is under increasing pressure to split in two streams:

* education for a selected minority of children / young people who, in their adult lives, will be filling increasingly small share of jobs which really require mathematical competence (I call them mathematical makers); and

** basic numeracy and mathematics awareness classes for the rest of population, end users of technology saturated by mathematics invisible to them.

In my talk, I will discuss challenges in mathematics education which will arise from this split. This is a theme which is rarely discussed in…