These workshops, designed and presented by Cognition Education, provide a fresh look at learning for students in Year 13 statistics. Focusing on NZC objectives and the PPDAQ cycle, each workshop is set in an engaging context. Teachers will be prepared for integrating student research into their learning sequences and supporting students in report writing. Each workshop provides the basis for a complete teaching unit. iNZight software will be used, and teachers should download the latest version from Census at School before the workshops. A software update is expected in Term 1, 2014.
The Mathematics Trust Board seeks applications for to provide a substantial teaching unit. The goal of these units will be to encourage students to think mathematically and become confident with the mathematics they are using. The units will be sufficiently varied and multi-facetted to sustain activities for a week’s teaching. It is anticipated the unit of work will include:
Description of the mathematics explored
Resources needed (equipment, web links etc.)
See NZMaths for examples of units of work at the junior level
Dillon studied mathematics at Victoria University of Wellington and Oxford University, and received his PhD in 2005. He works mainly in an area of mathematics called matroid theory. Matroids are abstract mathematical objects that can be though of as geometries with only a finite number of points.
He has been interested in mathematical outreach activities since 2007, when, in conjunction with Ian Smith of the Wellington Mathematics Association, he ran a series of sessions for high-school students from around the Wellington region. This series has now evolved into regular school visits. Topics discussed in recent years include knot theory, combinatorial games, and the law of large numbers.
Aside from mathematics, Dillon is interested in music. His first degree was in orchestral performance, and he still plays in Wellington orchestras from time to time.
Contact Dillon here for information on him speaking at your venue.
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NZAMT is inviting expressions of interest to attend the January Writing Camp from Monday the 13th to Thursday the 16th of January 2014 in Auckland.
These four days are superb Professional Development for teachers in that you follow the process of writing a task, modifying it to fit the standards, have it peer reviewed and fit it to the NZAMT template for our secure website area. We will be working in the following groups.
Level one alternate maths programmes based around the numeracy standards
Level one achievement standards internals
Level two achievement standards internals
Level three Mathematics achievement standards internals
Level three Statistics achievement standards internals
Numbers are limited and experience in the areas of writing would be beneficial. If interested please send your name, school and email details to email@example.com by the 1st of November and we will be in further contact with you shortly. If you can’t make it to the camp and would like to gift us resources or starter ideas that would be most appreciated.
Give it Your Best Shot!: Introducing the Statistics 2013 Photo Contest
On the heels of its successful Video Contest, the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) is launching a photo contest!
This new competition—appropriately called the Statistics2013 Photo Contest—is sponsored by the American Statistical Association/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Committee.
The contest is for secondary-school students (grades/years 7-12) around the world. It launches this week and the deadline for entries is November 1. Winners will be announced on or about December 16. Click here for complete contest criteria.
The Statistics2013 Photo Contest is organized by continents (except Antarctica). This set-up will ensure winners are selected in each region of the world.