## Presentation on theme: "George Hardy AST (Mathematics) Lead Practitioner (SSAT) Northampton Academy."— Presentation transcript:

People Maths – A Dramatic Approach

(Things To Make and Do)

People Maths  ‘People Maths, Hidden Depths’ Alan Bloomfield and Bob Vertes (ATM 2005)

People Maths  ‘using people in place of other kinds of resources’  ‘emphasis heavily on discussion within the group taking part’  ‘purposeful ways of initiating or developing the learning of mathematics’

People Maths  Creating impact  Adding enthusiasm  K & V learning styles

Year 9 Set 2  Level 6  To represent mappings expressed algebraically  To use Cartesian co-ordinates for graphical representation, interpreting general features

Use of WOWO boards  Starter: given an equation, students had to choose an x co-ordinate (an integer between -4 and +4) and calculate the associated y value. Answers had to be expressed as a co-ordinate pair (x,y) on WOWO boards

Use of WOWO boards  Answers  Labels  Values  Speech  Thoughts  Stepping Stones

Use of ICT  Autograph 3

People Maths  The floor as 4 quadrants

People Maths  Plotting y=2x + 3

People Maths Living Co-ordinates

A Creativity Taxonomy

Roleplay / Choreography Living equations

Roleplay / Choreography Living equations

Choreography/ Song  Pi Day

Always on the job

Pupils as props

Trig Sleeves

Choose to use props  1 cubic metre

Choose to use props Pythagorean Triples

Choose to use props Pythagorean Triples

Raid the Kitchen  Loaves  Carrots  Parsnips  Cornets  Muesli

Raid the toybox  Anything goes!

Raid the toybox

A Creativity Taxonomy  Role-play/ Choreography/ Song  Start with the end in mind  Start with a lively student in mind  Always on the job  Pupils as props  Choose to use props  Raid the Kitchen  Raid the Toybox

VAK  Students become aware of their learning style(s)  All students are welcome to try a style other than the one they prefer

VAK Feedback  “It’s good for all the students because it applies to all learning styles, this makes you feel involved and it helps you learn.”  “As an auditory learner I feel that watching the people maths helps me to also be a visual and active learner.”

VAK Feedback  “They say that if a lesson is fun, kids learn better. And I like people maths because it is fun.”  “I like the Plenary TV because it is funny to watch the people talk about the lesson.”

Plenary Plenary TV

Plenary Pythagoras’ Plenary

People Maths  Note to self: punchline