Summary: Proceedings of the International Conference for Education, 2005
© World Scientific Publishing Company
TEACHING "HEAVENLY MATHEMATICS: CULTURAL ASTRONOMY" AND
"MATHEMATICS IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE"
Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore
Singapore 117543, Singapore
Received (Day Month Year)
Accepted (Day Month Year)
I have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to design my own dream courses. The goal
behind the courses is to make students notice and question things they used to take for granted and
show them connections between mathematics and culture. I hope I can help inspire others to design
their own dream courses.
Keywords: Mathematics, astronomy, art.
1. General Education Modules at the National University of Singapore
For years I was dreaming about teaching a math course that was fun! A course that
would give the students knowledge they would treasure for the rest of their lives and that