Using GeoGebra in the A Level classroom

Birmingham

Overview

This event involves participants identifying the benefits of using technology within the A-level classroom and learning how to embed it into their practice. The new Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-Level have an even greater focus on using technology and therefore there is a need to upskill teachers to be able to utilise it within their teaching. GeoGebra is an interactive geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus application that is available on multiple platforms. Teachers will engage with existing resources developed using the dynamic software for the purpose of teaching of post 16 mathematics, identifying the pedagogical benefit and the important questioning that would accompany the resources. They will be upskilled in using GeoGebra from scratch, learning how to use the basic functions to support their teaching and to allow students to engage with the software to deepen their understanding of the subject.

Aims

  • To upskill teachers with the basic functions of the software so that they my use them to enhance their A Level teaching.
  • To demonstrate where pre-made resources can be found and best utilised to support student learning.
  • To engage with purposely built tasks for students to do in the classroom to develop their understanding.
  • To use GeoGebra to encourage engagement with the A Level large data sets.

Who will benefit from attending?

The event is suitable for secondary colleagues who are teaching the new Mathematics or Further Mathematics A-Level in 2018/19 or who are looking to teach either in 2019/20. Participants will be wanting to develop their use of GeoGebra in the A-Level classroom.

Content

Session 1 will aim to upskill delegates in using the tools and functions of the GeoGebra software, identifying how they could use them in the classroom to support their A Level teaching. Delegates will also engage with tasks written by MEI for A Level student to support their undertanding of the content.

Session 2 will look at the Geogebra website and resources that have already been developed for use in the classroom. Delegates will also look at how the Integral website has utilised GeoGebra in building its topic walkthroughs.

Session 3 will demonstrate how GeoGebra can be used to support the teaching of large data sets for the statistics section of the A Level.

Materials and Equipment

Please bring, if possible, a laptop with GeoGerba Classic 5 downloaded on it - https://www.geogebra.org/download

Other Information

There is the option to attend a further half day on 12th July in which teachers can feedback and discuss how they have got on with using GeoGebra in the classroom and further extend their knowledge and skills with the software.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6009

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Use of technology

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

6.5 hours

Region:

West Midlands

Venue:

Bishop Challoner Catholic College,
Institute Road,
Birmingham,
B14 7EG

Date:

Tue 18th Jun 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 15:00

Fee:

Free

State-sector subsidy:

Warks

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Tom Carpenter
[email protected]
07732600283

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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