Secondary Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter Term 1 2016

This first term newsletter is important reading for all secondary mathematics and statistics teachers.

Upcoming workshops for current PLD are advertised and useful links and tips are provided by Derek Smith and the national facilitation team.

Secondary Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter Term 1 2016

Derek has also sent through some other interesting links that didn’t make it into the newsletter:

Some reminders:

NZAMT14 Conference workshop resources

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7g2b0ejmaWkfkozOTc4WjEzWTUzTERXUDVuaHNjdllVTl8tRFUtN2JneEEtRm5aV1RoZFk&usp=sharing

2015 Ernest Duncan Award Winner Ricky Pedersen has offered to make his Critical Thinking Booklet available for download.

http://www.nzamt.org.nz/index.php/nzamt-teaching-awards/ernest-duncan/296-critical-thinking-download  

Interesting bits and pieces

Some research on happiness in schools for your interest. It would be interesting to ask your faculty members, and yourself, “What makes you happy during the school day or during a lesson?”

https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work?language=en
Some interesting data sets from a NZ long term study:

http://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-research/research-groups/new-zealand-attitudes-and-values-study.html

 

TED Talks links to videos
https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work?language=en
https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen?language=en

 

An ERO publication

http://ero.govt.nz/content/download/218083/3728627/version/2/file/ASMS+synthesis+V2.pdf

Learning geometry via Origami

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2016/01/teaching-math-modular-origami 

Why is learning fraction arithmetic so difficult? From STEM Learning

A look at the methods of teaching fraction arithmetic in Shanghai  

Learning maths through song and dance

https://www.facebook.com/nbcnightlynews/videos/10153923415943689/?fref=nf 

Hope that your athletics and Swimming sports day are progessing well while the country enjoys the settled weather we are enjoying.

 

Our hearts go out to the people in Canterbury as they wrestle with nature.

 

Näku i roto i ngä mihi, nä

Derek

Derek Smith|Mathematics National Co-ordinator/Central South Facilitator (Secondary)|Education Support Services|

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