Keele University TSM 2013

TSM WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

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TSM:
Technology for
Secondary/College
Mathematics




A unique
opportunity



14 hours of
hands-on
workshops


























































Sunday 5th July

TSM 2015: PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS


10:00 - 13:00

P1: Introductory Autograph
led by CHRISTINE DICKINSON

P2: Introductory Excel
led by SIDNEY TYRRELL

P3: Introductory Screencasting
[moved to Monday 16:30-18:30]

P4: Working with iPads
led by RON LANCASTER

14:15 - 16:00

Either: more practice P1-P4

or
AUTOGRAPH TRAINER WORKSHOP
led by DOUGLAS BUTLER

Delegates attending this also attend the regular TSM program. The award of a Certificate takes place after TSM, after the candidate has run at least two Autograph workshops with excellent evaluations.


16:30 Sunday 5th July - 16:00 Tuesday 7th July

MAIN TSM WORKSHOP


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 1¾ 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 1¾ hrs)


WORKSHOP A1

iPads in the Mathematics Classroom

• Examine how students can use the iPad to experience mathematics and communicate their understanding in new ways. Consider the impact that the device can have on the teaching of mathematics and the resulting benefits for students.

• Focus on apps that students can use to create multimedia explanations to mathematical problems; tinker with equations and study related patterns; document mathematics encountered outside of the classroom; create and curate mathematical questions about the world.

WORKSHOP B1

COMPUTER ALGEBRA in the classroom

• With TI Nspire, Geogebra, 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.

• 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 RON LANCASTER
[scroll down for biography]

Assisted by Mike Wakeford

Led by MARTIN WITHINGTON
[scroll down for biography]

Assisted by Sidney Tyrrell


WORKSHOP A2

MODELLING for all Ages,
APPLIED MATHEMATICS and Inquiry


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 the Guardian Data Store.

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

WORKSHOP B2

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 OLIVER BOWLES
[scroll down for biography]

Assisted by Ally Strachan
Led by ALLY STRACHAN
[scroll down for biography]

Assisted by Richard Wade

WORKSHOP A3

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 B3

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 and volumes of revolution.

• Mechanics: parametric plotting and vectors, including battleships!

Led by JIM NOBLE
[scroll down for biography]

THIS WORKSHOP IS NO LONGER RUNNING

Led by
CHRISTINE DICKINSON

[scroll down for biography]

Assisted by Ron Lancaster


WORKSHOP A4

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 B4

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 RICHARD WADE
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Assisted by Martin Withington
Led by MIKE WAKEFORD
[scroll down for biography]

Assisted by Ollie Bowles

WORKSHOP A5

EXCEL (for teaching Statistics)

• Excel is a powerful and dynamic tool for investigating and demonstrating mathematics and basic statistics. This workshop will introduce to those who haven't met them the powerful tools of PivotTables and Filters for analysis and will use them to analyse real data sets which we will take from the rich source of the internet, showing how to download and if necessary tidy what we have and exploring a host of internet resources.

• As well as basic data analysis, including charts and tables, we will show how Excel can be used by students to explore regression and hypothesis testing enabling them to discover by experiment the underlying concepts, with real data sets and some clever ones to show the pitfalls.

• Finally simulations, and an intro to macros and VBA. Editable student workshop notes and data sets will be provided, plus an introduction and lightening tour of the free Excel resources of DISCUS and DISCUSS..

WORKSHOP B5

INTRODUCING the TABLET version of AUTOGRAPH

• It is not easy to tell where we are going wtih this, but there is little doubt that the tablets are here to stay in one form or another.

• This course will look at the new HTML version of Autograph, and introduce the new mind set that is required to drive it.

• There will be lesson plans covering ages 11-19, with opportunities to share and collaborate.

• Attendees should bring both a tablet (IOS or Android, or Windows) and a laptop, so that the two approaches can be compared. Just make sure the tablet screens is of a moderate size (a phone is not really big enough)


Led by SIDNEY TYRRELL
[scroll down for biography]

Assisted by Christine Dickinson

 

Led by DOUGLAS BUTLER
[scroll down for biography]

THIS WORKSHOP IS NO LONGER RUNNING

Douglas

TSM 2015 TUTORS and BIOGRAPHIES

OLIVER BOWLES, International School of Toulouse, France

Oliver is an experienced workshop leader having lead workshops in the UK, Austria, Italy, Holland, France, Zimbabwe and elsewhere. His interest in designing mathematically rich and engaging activities has lead to the creation of www.teachmathematics.net. 

A French/British national with graduate and postgraduate degrees from Bristol and Cambridge University, Oliver is interested in the variety of approaches to mathematics education that each country offers. A Team Leader for the IB Mathematics SL IA, author of online and F2F IB workshops, currently teaching in a one-to-one programme school, he is following with interest the evolution of the computer-based mathematics movement.

DOUGLAS BUTLER
, iCT Training Centre, Oundle

Douglas taught secondary mathematics for over 30 years, including a spell as Head of Dept (Oundle School) and Director of MEI in the 1990s.

Since 2002 he has been managing the development of Autograph, and also the TSM workshop series, and is a frequent contributor to international meetings on mathematics education.

CHRISTINE DICKINSON, Bury College, Lancashire

I have been a Mathematics teacher for the last 22 years in Further Education and also secondary. My main areas of teaching are at A level and Further A level although I also teach retake GCSE.

I now work part time and spend the rest of my time spreading the word about Autograph and how it can be successfully incorporated into lessons. I started as a tutor at TSM in 2009 having attended as a delegate in 2008.My first experience of tutoring at TSM was being filmed by a group called The Learning Team who attended that year as a delegation from the USA. Watch here.

RON LANCASTER,
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada

Ron is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Toronto. He has over 20 years of experience teaching middle and high school mathematics.

Ron's professional activities include consultations and presentations in North America, Asia, England, Abu Dhabi and Africa.

Ron is an author for the NCTM (The Mathematical Lens) and member of the Advisory Board for the Museum of Mathematics in New York City.

JIM NOBLE,
International School of Toulouse, France

ALLY STRACHAN,
Oundle School, Peterborough

SIDNEY TYRRELL, Coventry University

Sidney Tyrrell is a National Teaching Fellow and Honorary Teaching Fellow of Coventry University with many years’ experience of teaching statistics using Excel to undergraduates of different disciplines most of whom initially thought statistics too hard or boring.

She has also written a popular text book on SPSS.  She leads Primary Maths Masterclasses and does outreach work in local schools.  A former member of the Executive of ATM she has for 20 plus years including 2015 presented at the MA and ATM annual conferences on both Excel and Statistical concepts and contributed several chapters for the MEI AS Statistics textbook. 

She is an Associate of Newnham College Cambridge and a Member of High Table, a Warwick District Councillor and a Trustee of several charities.

RICHARD WADE, International School of Toulouse, France

Richard Wade is a secondary mathematics teacher with 20 years of experience. He has run many technologically rich and non-technological workshops and is passionate about creating engaging lessons for students. Working in a laptop school for the last 13 years he has learnt the best opportunities to apply technology in the classroom, i.e. when it improves the learning and motivation of the students (not for its own sake). As part of the Toulouse trio, he has contributed to the creation of www.teachmathematics.net.

MIKE WAKEFORD
, Skagerak International School, Norway

Mike has taught mathematics courses on the IB Diploma Programme since 1992. He has worked in international schools in the Czech Republic and in Norway.

Mike has been a workshop leader and presenter for a number of organisations over the last decades, including the TSM, ECIS and ISMTF.  He has also co-authored the digital resources package in the current editions of the International Baccalaureate texts for Mathematics SL and Mathematics HL published by Pearson.

MARTIN WITHINGTON, Independent Maths Consultant, Shropshire

I taught A level Maths and Further Maths at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College from 1988 to 2004, before moving to Moreton Hall in Shropshire in 2004, where I taught Maths to all ages from Year 7 to Year 13, before retiring from full time teaching in 2008.

I have extensive experience in using IT both in the classroom and for preparing quality resources. I have organised many training courses for teachers and since 2002, I have tutored annually at TSM.

I am also an Associate of the Further Maths Support Programme (FMSP).

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GEOFFREY STEWART, Fujairah Private Academy, UAE


THE CHOICES:

Delegates will choose two workshops, one from each of the 'A' and 'B' strands. All workshops are three 1¾-hour sessions. On Monday 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 Tuesday morning.

Max: 5 x 18 = 90

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 16:00 on Tuesday 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, but Apple for P4 and A1).


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