Teaching and embedding ethics in mathematics courses

Principal investigator: Rehan SHAH
Co-investigator(s): Dr. Maurice Chiodo (University of Cambridge)
For the last 20 years it has become increasingly obvious, and increasingly pressing, that mathematicians should be taught some ethical awareness so as to realise the impact of their work. This extends even to those more highly trained, ranging from graduate students to academic staff. But what should we be teaching mathematicians and how should we do it? This project is dedicated to understanding the need for the consideration of ethical aspects within mathematics and to outlining some of the ways in which we can incorporate the teaching of ethics within mathematics courses at university. The aim is to design and compile a teaching resource toolkit containing a set of varied mathematical problems across different topics with key ethical aspects embedded within them for use by lecturers for tutorial worksheets for individual modules.