Mathematics topics (Phase 1)
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/teaching/pgce/secondary/subjects/maths/topics/
Contents page for the mathematics subject sessions from September to November 2010. Further details of each topic will appear beneath the headers.
Considered the importance of Mathematics within the school curriculum.
Discussed topic plan for the teaching of positive and negative numbers; techniques suitable for the teaching of fractions; the use of Grid Algebra. Some useful ideas.
24th September (1/2 clash with Physics)
Looked at differing conceptions children have of algebra (different levels of understanding).
Began using Geogebra package; tried semi-regular tessalation activity.
‘Misconceptions in probability’ presentation; data handling task, encouraged to give a point to statistics activities
8th December / Hazel Howat
Useful presentation about differences between teaching in KS2 and 3, and strategies to help.
7th October / Nick McIvor
Very useful presentation; considering teacher positioning, lesson narrative.