# LSIS STEM Mathematics Network 27th February 2012 Aims of the day – To share good ideas which have worked well for other maths and numeracy teachers – To.

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LSIS STEM Mathematics Network 27th February 2012 Aims of the day – To share good ideas which have worked well for other maths and numeracy teachers – To provide delegates with resources, techniques and information which will help in their teaching and learning activities.

Functional Maths: using multimedia to get your students wanting to solve problems Video

Functional Maths: using multimedia to get your students wanting to solve problems Do you use multimedia to motivate your learners? Google “dan meyers video blog” for more ideas Make a video, take a photo, build a lesson.......

From E3 to L2 – dealing with a range of ability Think about 2 recent teaching sessions. – Which of the two would you describe as more successful in meeting the needs of all your learners? Why?

From E3 to L2 – dealing with a range of ability What’s the problem? All classes are mixed- ability.... – Spend two minutes jotting down the particular issues you have (or have had). Write them on post-it notes. – Get together and see if you can put them in categories. (You can add more issues if you think of them)

From E3 to L2 – dealing with a range of ability What’s the solution? – Have you dealt with any of these (successfully)?

From E3 to L2 – dealing with a range of ability What’s the solution? Class of 30 students – provide 30 different worksheets?

From E3 to L2 – dealing with a range of ability Whole class teaching Same start point – different outcomes. Examples?

From E3 to L2 – dealing with a range of ability What resources are there? – Skills workshop www.skillsworkshop.org/ Skills workshop – Bowland Maths www.bowland.org.uk Bowland Maths

What have you done differently recently? Over to you!

What have you done differently recently? The Boy problem I have two children. One of them is a boy. What’s the probability I have two boys?

What have you done differently recently? The Boy problem I have two children. One of them is a boy. What’s the probability I have two boys? The Tuesday Boy problem I have two children. One of them is a boy who was born on a Tuesday. What’s the probability I have two boys?

What have you done differently recently? Updates NCETM FE Forum ICT Forum FE Magazine Guidance Interactive

Hard to teach topics for AS and A2 What do you mean by “hard to teach?” Discuss.

Hard to teach topics for AS and A2 What do you mean by “hard to teach?” What makes something “hard to teach”?

Hard to teach topics for AS and A2 Your experience.

Hard to teach topics for AS and A2 Find someone to work with. Choose a “hard to teach” topic Write a session plan.

Hard to teach topics for AS and A2 Some resources – Improving learning in mathematics In the STEM Centre e-Library Improving learning in mathematics – Geogebra files for calculus www.mnwest.edu/fileadmin/static/website/dm atthews/ Geogebra/GeogebraAppletIndexB.htm Geogebra files for calculus