Developing Maths Eyes Facilitated by Dr. Terry Maguire
Terry Maguire PhD has been involved in adult education for almost 25 years. She is currently the Director of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Ireland. Her research interest includes identifying good models of professional development for tutors of adult mathematics; uncovering the hidden mathematics of the workplace and contributing to setting up a coherent framework for adult mathematics in Ireland. More recently she has launched an innovative approach to teaching mathematics ‘Developing Maths Eyes’ that is been used in primary, post primary schools and adult education centres in Ireland. Please check out www.haveyougotmathseyes.com for more details.
Webinar 1: How to Open Your Maths eyes
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 7:30-8:30pm (Ireland Time)
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 8:30-9:30am (New Zealand Time)
Through opening your Maths Eyes this webinar will guide you on how to open the Maths Eyes of others. If you are initiating a community, centre or school project you need to open the eyes of those that will be involved. The webinar will show you how to go about this task in a systematic ( and hopefully FUN) way.
Audience Participation Part:)
Between Webinar 1 and Webinar 2 you will be asked to use your newly opened Maths Eyes to look at your own environment and to submit some photographs and a tagline you think encourages the person viewing the photograph to use their maths eyes.
Webinar 2: Developing Taglines
Monday 9th February, 2015, 7:30-8:30pm (Ireland Time)
Wednesday 10 February, 2016, 8:30-9:30am (New Zealand Time)
In Webinar 2 the photographs that you have submitted will provide a starting point for a discussion to develop a range of innovative and creative taglines for each photograph, using different maths lenses.
Click on this link to view the recording of this webinar***********************************************
Webinar 3: Developing a Maths Trail
March 8th 7.30pm – 8.30pm (Irish Time)
March 9th 8.30am- 9.30am (New Zealand time)
Using your newly developed maths eyes, the final webinar will take you through the process of developing a maths trail. It will cover how to plan the route, the kinds of questions and activities to include to make sure it caters for all levels. How to ensure it builds number sense, encourages problem solving strategies and is Fun!
HOW IT WORKS
The webinars will all be run using ADOBE Connect which provides a virtual classroom for each session. In order to participate all you need is a computer with a key board and a connection to the internet. A set of headphones would be useful to enable you to help you hear without any background noise but they are not essential. You will be expected to participate in the session by responding to questions and activities using your key board.
Use the link below to log in to the webinar:
Once you click on the link you will be asked to register as a guest (use your full name so others know who they are working with). You can test that you can access the classroom in advance of each session.