Diploma Group 5 Network day: Mathematics teachers network day

Trinity Grammar School
Friday 8 June
8.45 am-3.00pm
Trinity Grammar School
Friday 8 June
8.45 am-3.00pm

8.15-8.40                     REGISTRATION ( Common Room Founder’s Building )

8.45-9.00                     INTRODUCTION: Peter Goetze -Director of IB, Trinity Grammar

9.00-10.00                   “Curiosity killed the cat.”  Dr Chris Longhurst

Is creativity lost in education particularly in mathematics education? Have mathematics classrooms killed creativity?

Too often we concentrate on the final product, that is passing the exam rather than acquiring an appreciation of mathematics and developing creativity. Dr Chris Longhurst proposes that we can do both and also have our students enjoying their experiences of mathematics. He will give lots of examples of simple ways we can engage our students in the subject of mathematics and introduce us to some of the ideas from the famous educationalist Sir Ken Robinson. He will then lead us into techniques for creating problem-solving and visualization strategies using technology. 

10.00-10.25                 Morning Tea. (Terrace Room)

10.25-12.00                 Some important insights into the marking of IB Maths?       

Mr Ed Habkouk. (Head of Mathematics, Trinity Grammar School)

12.00-12.45                 Lunch. (Terrace Room)

12.45-3.10                   Portfolios HL/SL: Development of solutions of upcoming portfolios 2012/2013 and sharing of solutions of current portfolios 2011/2012

                                    Studies : Projects: Focus on marking of projects and linking of criteria

                                    Option 1     HL………..Robert Emmett

                                    Option 2     SL……….. Libby Busch

                                    Option 3     Studies…….Doug Vass 

Participants are asked to bring a copy of the relevant syllabus, and where applicable, copies of resources that they have used with success and a few samples of portfolio/projects of varying standard.

The main focus of the day will be internal assessments.


 

Contact

Website http://www.trinity.nsw.edu.au
Person Carol Geddes, IB Maths Coordinator
Email cgeddes@trinity.nsw.edu.au
Phone (02) 9581 6006
Fax (02) 9799 9449

Location

Trinity Grammar School, 119 Prospect Road, Summer Hill, NSW, 2130

Networks

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