Term 2 Saturday morning
Storytelling with Statistics – Rachel Cunliffe
Uncovering tales from CensusAtSchool NZ’s latest dataset, why words (not just numbers) matter and new sources of inspiration for statistical storytellers.
Check out http://www.censusatschool.org.nz/ama
Experiments at level 7 – Anna Martin
This workshop will look at the new Level 2 standard on experiments, and discuss ideas for teaching activities and assessment. Different types of basic experiments will be explained, and how these link to the problem, plan, data, analysis and conclusion phases of the statistical enquiry cycle. A teaching unit for this topic will be shared, as well as some advice about the placement/timing of the standard within a Year 12 course.
CensusAtSchool(UK) goes sporty! – Kate Richards
CensusAtSchool co-ordinator (UK)
With the London 2012 Olympics around the corner the CensusAtSchool UK and the BBC News School Report are working together on the new project SportAtSchool. During this session Kate Richards, the AtSchool Coordinator for the Royal Statistical Society Centre of Statistical Education, will showcase this new project with hands -on activities.
Check out http://www.censusatschool.org.uk/
Risk Workshop – Stephanie Budgett
University of Auckland
Statistical information is prolific in today’s media, yet many of us are easily misled or have difficulty in interpreting and challenging statements that are made.
What does “Eating bacon increases your chances of bowel cancer by 20%” really mean? To be informed citizens, it is important that we are able to understand statements that are made about risk so that we can make informed decisions about our lifestyles.
This workshop will illustrate how to calculate a variety of statistics relating to risk, and explore their interpretations. It will also give teachers some background knowledge for teaching risk in Year 12 next year.
Kevin Tomlinson – Geogebra, Mimio and Vado cameras
Epsom Girls Grammar School
Introducing Geometric Transformations at Level 1 using dynamic Geogebra worksheets.
It has a Transformation menu that can be easily manipulated to demonstrate in a dynamic fashion all 4 transformations or a combination of them. Bring your laptop and have a play!
Recording, creating and solving worded problems in Algebra, using the mini vado cameras.
This activity was done at the end of the Year 10 Linear Algebra unit of work. The focus was on the higher order thinking using the SOLO Taxonomy model, whereby the students both modelled and solved their own problems.
Using Mimio Teach to improve student engagement in the classroom.
The Mimio Teach is a portable piece of hardware that can be used in different locations. Mimio Teach uses software similar to standard classroom smart boards. It has many multimedia lesson building tools, as well as gallery of resources and ready-made lessons. Come and spin wheel and learn how to make differentiating fun.