WORKSHOP
DESCRIPTIONS

taking place in the SCI-TECH building
Download 2011 TSM Program


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DELEGATES CHOOSE
ONE 'A' COURSE and ONE 'B' COURSE


All courses will cover basic IT skills as necessary, and also the use of a Virtual Learning Environment.

STRAND A
Office tools for Mathematics
(3 x 2 hrs)

DELEGATES CHOOSE
ONE 'A' COURSE and ONE 'B' COURSE


All courses will cover basic IT skills as necessary, and also the use of a Virtual Learning Environment.

STRAND B
Dynamic Software
(3 x 2 hrs)

A1

Word, and Tools for the Busy Teacher

Using the Office 2010 interface: symbols, equations, diagrams; hyperlinks; embedding Autograph files.

Tools to make the life of the busy mathematics teacher more efficient and effective: Jing, FlashEarth, Java and Flash applets, YouTube videos, etc!

B1

Autograph 3.3: beginners/intermediate

Getting used to dynamic object selection, and Autograph's tools that are designed for effective teaching and learning: slow plot, dynamic constant controller, scribble tool. Data handling, 2D and 3D. topics will be covered.

Led by
Douglas Butler

and Craig Barton

TSM-resources
Led by
Christine Dickinson

and Martin Withington

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]
Christine

A2 (combined with A3)

Excel (beginners/intermediate)

• How to get more from Excel, creating sequences, graphs and charts, filling down, formulae and text.
• Simple simulations.
• Excel for basic Statistics.
• Data in and out of Autograph.


B2

Autograph 3.3: for 11-16 teaching

Getting started - The most important buttons on the Autograph menu - Making the best use of interactive whiteboards and graphics tablets - The scribble pen.

Dynamic lessons for key stage 3 and 4 including:
• Basic equations, straight line graphs, the slow plot function and graph animation.
• Investigating y = ax² + bx + c using the constant controller.
• Transformations
• Circle theorems
• Correlation and regression (showing younger pupils key stage 5 stats in a simple environment - some ideas on getting all your pupils involved)
• Representing data - including adding raw/grouped data. The statistics box, table of stats and results box and how to import these into word. Box plots, histograms and cumulative frequency.
• 3-D co-ordinates

Led by
Peter Ashbourne

and Ally Strachan

TSM: Useful Files
Led by
Ally Strachan

and Mike Hadden

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]
 

A3 (combined with A2)

Excel for Statistics and Data Handling

Excel is a powerful and dynamic tool for investigating and demonstrating mathematics and basic statistics.

B3

Autograph 3.3: for AS/IB

1D: Prob.distr., hypothesis tests, histograms, central limit theorem.
2D: Graphs, functions, numerical methods, trigonometry; calculus, coordinate geometry; bivariate data; residuals.
3D: lines, planes, vectors; surfaces; volumes of revolution.

Led by
Sidney Tyrrell

and Christine Dickinson
Sidney Led by
Alan Catley

and David Benjamin

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]

A4

Excel for advanced users

This workshop will look at some of the advanced features of Excel and how they can be used to create interactive and dynamic resources for use in the classroom or for independent learning.

We will look at features such as conditional formatting, slider bars, buttons and option boxes, named and dynamic ranges and data validation as well as including an introduction to the Macro recorder and Visual Basic for Applications.

You can explore recording and using simple Macros or delve into more advanced examples. There will be plentiful examples and a chance to work on an idea of your own.

B4

Using Autograph 3.3 in the teaching of advanced mathematics topics

• Various ideas for developing tasks and activities to explore mathematical ideas
and concepts essential for success at C3/C4/Further Pure Maths
IB Mathematics HL

• The more advanced features of Autograph will be used to develop learning activities, with a special emphasis on 3D, vectors, numerical methods (for iteration and integration) and differential equations.


Led by
Mike Hadden

and Mike Wakeford
Mike H Led by
Mike Wakeford

and Peter Ashbourne

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]
Mike

A5

Teaching with CAS
[Computer Algebra]

Exploring TI Nspire - in software form for the PC and also in the handheld calculator form, to cover a wide range of secondary topics, with an emphasis on developing an intutitive feel for difficult topics, problem solving and investigative work to challenge gifted students.


B5

Geometry
[Cabri 2, Cabri 3D and Autograph 3D]

1. 3D objects in Cabri, in parallel perspective, such as cubes, cones, cylinders, prisms; surfaces given by their equation z = f(x;y): the tools "locus" and locus of loci" will allow us to do it.

2. Nets of polyhedra; problems impossible to explore in paper and pencil environment (such as problems of maximisation of volumes); modelling motion, eg rotating caroussel, a swinging character . .

3. 3D geometry using Autograph: shapes given by their equations and the "Constant Controller"; We will construct any surface that can be transformed continuously onto another one. We also present some examples of 2D problems where the 3D version of Autograph allows us to investigate in a completely new way.

No knowledge of Cabri or Autograph required. It is easy! It is motivating!! It can be gorgeous!!! GSP-5 will also be available on the computers.

Led by
Martin Withington

and Jean-Jacques Dahan
Martin Led by
Jean-Jacques Dahan
and Sidney Tyrrell
 

A6

Autograph 3.3 in the classroom

Trying out lesson plans using Autograph when working in a classroom environment. Different technologies will be discussed (Interactive Whiteboard, Tablet PC, graphics tablet).

Material for ages 11-18 will be introduced.

B6

Autograph 3.3 in the classroom

Delegates will be introduced to practical ideas for making full, effective use of Autograph in the classroom, both as a tool for interactive, dynamic demonstration and student-led investigative learning.

As well as covering topics such as Transformations, Vectors, Straight Lines, Probability, Data Handling and Algebra, delegates will also be introduced to Dynamic Collective Memories!

Whilst the workshop will focus on material for 11 to 16 year old students, post 16 and Advanced Statistics will feature throughout the sessions.

Led by
Alan Catley

and David Benjamin

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]
Led by
Craig Barton

and Maria João Peres

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]
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THE CHOICES:

Delegates will choose one workshop in each 6 hr strand to concentrate on, but will be able to try others in the Open Workshop (Wednesday 2-4pm)

Those successfully completing the course will receive appropriate certification.

Delegates are (optionally) asked to bring ideas to present at the two "Delegates' Forum" sessions.

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Physics Dept IT (desktop computers):
N7 (24)

Sci-Tech Classrooms
(laptops):
S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 (20 each)
[Wifi available]
[UK sockets provided - overseas delegates must bring adaptors]

Max: 124

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The Autograph development team will also be on hand to give assistance:

MARK HATSELL
SIMON WOODHEAD
STEPHEN WHIPP


2011 TUTORS:

PETER ASHBOURNE,
British Int School Bratislava

CRAIG BARTON,
Range High School, Formby

DOUGLAS BUTLER,
iCT Training Centre, Oundle

ALAN CATLEY,
TyneMath, Newcastle

JEAN-JACQUES DAHAN,
IREM, Toulouse, France

CHRISTINE DICKINSON,
Bury College, Lancashire

MIKE HADDEN,
Freelance consultant, Hereford

MARIA JOÃO PERES
AESCAS - Maia, Portugal

ALLY STRACHAN
Onslow St Audrey's School, Hatfield

SIDNEY TYRRELL,
Coventry University

MIKE WAKEFORD,
Skagerak International School, Norway

MARTIN WITHINGTON,
Moreton Hall, Shropshire

SIMON WOODHEAD,
Development Manager, Autograph

Further information linked from www.tsm-resources.com
iCT TRAINING CENTRE (Oundle), PO Box 46, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4JX, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1832-273444 Fax: +44 (0)1832-273529 Email: Douglas Butler