WORKSHOP
DESCRIPTIONS

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


SCI-TECH

Sci-Tech1

Sci-Tech2

SciTech3


TSM:
Technology for
Secondary/College
Mathematics




A unique
opportunity



14 hours of
hands-on
workshops











































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

TOOLS FOR THE BUSY TEACHER
including
Making Word mathematically friendly!


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

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

B1

AUTOGRAPH 3.3
(beginners/intermediate)

Getting used to dynamic object selection, and Autograph's tools that are designed for effective teaching and learning, including the slow plot, dynamic constant controller and scribble tool.

Data handling, 2D and 3D topics will be covered.

Led by
DOUGLAS BUTLER

assisted by
Ruth Tanner

TSM-resources

Led by
RUTH TANNER

assisted by
Martin Withington

TSM-resources

Ruth Tanner

A2

EXCEL (for teaching Statistics)

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

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.

NOTE:
This group will split into two groups according to individual experience and interest.

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
SIDNEY TYRELL

Sidney's home page



and
PETER ASHBOURNE

TSM: Useful Files


assisted by
Maria João Peres

Sidney


 

Led by
DOUGLAS BUTLER

assisted by

Peter Ashbourne
and
Maria João Peres

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]

Douglas Butler

A3

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.

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
MIKE HADDEN

assisted by
Craig Barton

Mike H

Led by
ALAN CATLEY

assisted by
David Benjamin

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]

A4

GEOGEBRA
(beginners/intermediate
) -

Learning the basics of creating geometrical figures, measurement and calculation; coordinate geometry and functions for elementary and advance topics.

B4

AUTOGRAPH 3.3
(Teaching Top-End Mathematics)


This popular and highly-acclaimed course focuses upon ways of incorporating Autograph in the teaching of topics encountered at the top-end of pre-university mathematics courses.

The course materials and presentation are differentiated so that both Autograph novices and experienced users will find a wealth of information to support them in designing successful activities and demonstrations to improve conceptual insight and understanding. 

• In particular, numerical methods techniques, 3D work, polar coordinates and differential equations will be explored.  Further to this, useful tips and techniques for using Autograph as an authoring or presentation tool will be provided. 

• This course comes complete with an activity booklet, sample files and additional video demonstrations.

Led by
RICHARD WADE

assisted by
Mike Wakeford

Geogebra resources
(from Lisbon ECIS workshop)

Richard Wade

Led by
MIKE WAKEFORD

assisted by
Mike Hadden

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]

Mike Wakeford

A5

COMPUTER ALGEBRA SYSTEMS (CAS)

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

assisted by
Jean-Jacques
Dahan

Martin

Led by
JEAN-JAQUES DAHAN

assisted by
Sidney Tyrrell

Jean-Jacques Dahan

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

assisted by
David Benjamin

Autograph on web

Led by
CRAIG BARTON

assisted by
Richard Wade

Mr Barton Maths videos

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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


2012 TUTORS:

PETER ASHBOURNE,
European School of Culham, Oxfordshire

DAVID BENJAMIN
Folkeston Academy, Kent

CRAIG BARTON,
Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton

DOUGLAS BUTLER,
iCT Training Centre, Oundle

ALAN CATLEY,
TyneMath, Newcastle

JEAN-JACQUES DAHAN,
IREM, Toulouse, France

MIKE HADDEN,
Freelance consultant, Hereford

MARIA JOÃO PERES
AESCAS - Maia, Portugal

RUTH TANNER
Education Improvement Service, Shropshire

SIDNEY TYRRELL,
Coventry University

RICHARD WADE
International School of Toulouse, France

MIKE WAKEFORD,
Skagerak International School, Norway

MARTIN WITHINGTON,
Moreton Hall, Shropshire

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