Keele University TSM 2013

TSM WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

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
Tools for Mathematics Teaching
(3 x 2 hrs)

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


Delegates will receive a free Autograph
licence (PC, Mac), and also the tablet
version (IOS, Android, Windows RT)

STRAND B
Autograph Workshops and CAS
(3 x 2 hrs)


WORKSHOP A1 [CBA 1.070/74]

TOOLS FOR THE BUSY TEACHER
including Making Word mathematically friendly and making 'flipped' videos.

• Tools to make the life of the busy mathematics teacher more efficient and effective: Jing, FlashEarth, Java and Flash applets, YouTube videos, etc! How to make videos for the 'flipped classroom'.

• Using MS Office 2013 interface: symbols, equations, diagrams; hyperlinks; embedding Autograph files; mail merge.

Useful downloads:
Jing - Google Earth - Google Sketchup
TSM data (for mail merge)
TSM Data files - TSM Image files (.zip)
Jaws (.wav) - StarTrek, StarTrek (.agg)
TSM Mobile apps
.

WORKSHOP B1 [CBA 1.070]

COMPUTER ALGEBRA in the classroom

• With TI Nspire, Wolfram Alpha, Microsoft Mathematics and, one day, a CAS view in Autograph, Computer Algebra Systems have a pivotal role to play in mathematics education

• This course will first compare the various systems available and will then focus on the use of CAS in enhancing understanding when teaching algebra at all levels. Where possible, course content will be tailored to suit the needs of delegates.

• The course will also look at CAS on Tablets (iPad and Android).

• Delegates will be given copies of files from Nspire, Geogebra and Microsoft Mathematics to take away for classroom use.

Led by
DOUGLAS BUTLER

TSM-resources




with

OLIVER BOWLES
Bringing the Outside World In


and
GEOFFREY STEWART
Screen Casting


assisted by
Christine Dickinson





Led by
MARTIN WITHINGTON

assisted by
Sidney Tyrrell

 

Ruth Tanner

WORKSHOP A2 [CBA 1.078]

EXCEL (for teaching Statistics)

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

WORKSHOP B2 [CBA 1.074]

AUTOGRAPH 3.3 for ages 11-16
(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.

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

Led by
SIDNEY TYRRELL

Sidney's home page

TSM: Useful Files

assisted by
Ally Strachan

Sidney

 

Led by
ALLY STRACHAN

assisted by
Geoffrey Stewart
and Douglas Butler

Autograph on web
[videos, data, images]


WORKSHOP A3 [CBA 1.098]

GEOGEBRA
(beginners/intermediate
)

Delegates will to get to grips with Geogebra software, discover its many uses and be inspired to use it in the 11-18 classroom. You will take away lessons to use with your students!

We will learn some basic and more advanced skills: creating geometrical figures, using sliders and animation to add dynamism, transforming shapes, graphing, transforming functions and introducing calculus. Above all we will see how we can help students see the connections between geometry and algebra.

The workshop will be differentiated to the needs of the delegates!

WORKSHOP B3 [CBA 1.078]

AUTOGRAPH 3.3 for AS/IB

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

Statistics: looking at entry of both Raw and Grouped Data; comparing box plots, cumulative frequency and dot plots; Histograms

• 2D: Graphs, functions, numerical methods, trigonometry; calculus, coordinate geometry; bivariate data; residuals.

• 3D: lines, planes, vectors; surfaces; volumes of revolution.

• Mechanics: parametric plotting and vectors, including battleships!


Led by
RICHARD WADE

assisted by
Mike Wakeford

Geogebra resources
(from TSM 2012)

Mike H

Led by
CHRISTINE DICKINSON

assisted by
Oliver Bowles

Autograph on web
[videos, data, images]



WORKSHOP A4 [CBA 0.061]

TECHNOLOGY and RICH TASKS

This course will offer numerous examples of technology based tasks that promote mathematical thinking and are rich and engaging. Tasks will cover a range of software including Autograph, Geogebra, Excel and a number of web based virtual manipulatives.

Technology on its own is not always engaging, so participants will concentrate on the mathematics and examine the merits of the tasks offered and suggest alternatives.

Participants will receive tuition in the skills required to design and perform the tasks offered.

We will look at how and when technology and paper based tasks blend together.

Delegates will go away with a host of resources they can use in their classrooms but also, perhaps more importantly, the confidence and skills to continue creating their own.

WORKSHOP B4 [CBA 1.098]

AUTOGRAPH 3.3 for A2, FM and IB Higher
(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
JIM NOBLE

assisted by
Craig Barton
and Martin wtihington

TSM 2014: Technology
and Rich Tasks

David McGee

Led by
MIKE WAKEFORD

assisted by
Jim Noble

Autograph on web
[tutorials, data and images]

Mike Wakeford

WORKSHOP A5

BRINGING THE OUTSIDE WORLD IN

This course will concentrate on the use of technology for modelling, investigations and explorations.

Use of Videos to tie into a carefully designed resource to take the initial engagement, interesting context and/or application into a more profound and lasting experience.

Modelling using tracker software, Autograph, Geogebra, Desmos, TiNspire

Big Data Sets will be explored such as GapMinder, and GuardianJim NData

Flipping the classroom - how to wrap all the above into an concise video

WORKSHOP B5 [CBA 0.061]

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.


Please note
this workshop is being merged with A1

 

 

Led by
CRAIG BARTON

assisted by
Richard Wade

Mr Barton Activities


THE CHOICES:

Delegates will choose two workshops, one from each of the 'A' and 'B' strands. All workshops are three 2-hour sessions.

On Wednesday afternoon there will be a shortened one-hour version of each workshop, so that delegates can sample a third workshop.

Those successfully completing the course will receive appropriate certification.

Delegates are (optionally) asked to bring ideas to present at the "Delegates' Forum" session on Wednesday morning.

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TSM Laptops
All TSM workshops take place in classrooms in the Chancellor's Building.

Each delegate will therefore require a laptop. WiFi will be available. If you cannot bring a laptop, one will be available for hire, and this can be reserved in advance
(see application form).


Rental laptops will be collected back at 13:30 on Thursday in the Foyer, after the final workshop.

UK power sockets will be provided. Overseas delegates must please bring adaptors!

TABLETS
With more and more apps coming on stream, it is recommended that delegates also bring a tablet (Apple or Android).

Max: 5 x 18 = 90

TSM 2014 TUTORS:

CRAIG BARTON
Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton

OLIVER BOWLES
International School of Toulouse, France

DOUGLAS BUTLER

iCT Training Centre, Oundle

CHRISTINE DICKINSON
Bury College, Lancashire

JIM NOBLE
International School of Toulouse, France

GEOFFREY STEWART
Fujairah Private Academy, UAE

ALLY STRACHAN
Oundle School, Peterborough

SIDNEY TYRRELL

Coventry University

RICHARD WADE
International School of Toulouse, France

MIKE WAKEFORD
Skagerak International School, Norway

MARTIN WITHINGTON
Independent Maths Consultant, Shrepshire


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