Making connections

# Making connections

## Making connections

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1. Making connections Engaging student Technology teachers with a Mathematics module Sue Milne & Sarah Honeychurch University of Glasgow sue.milne@glasgow.ac.uk sarah.honeychurch@glasgow.ac.uk

2. Maths Module • For student Technology teachers • Varied Maths background • Used CALMAT software for 15 years • Revision of Scottish Higher, sufficient for course

3. Why rebuild this module? 1 • 10 topic tests • Attendance mandatory until tests competed • Race to finish!

4. Why rebuild this module? 2 Low motivation • Done this already • Relevance to teaching Technology

5. Why rebuild this module? 3 Technology! • Used CALMAT software for 15 years • CALMAT now obsolescent/obsolete • Only runs on old Windows machines • Not available off-campus

6. Ensuring access • Moodle course • Online resources • Questions and tests rewritten • Sustainable format

7. Topics Wiki • 4 groups of 6 students • Choose topic in wiki • Contribute ideas • Alternative explanations • Examples in context

8. Wiki Contributions 1 Fractions – alternative explanation of addition and subtraction

9. Wiki Contributions 2 Powers - using links to external materials

10. Wiki Contributions 3 Pythagoras – recognising background and applications

11. Project Same 4 groups of 6 students Relate Maths to • Other course modules • Teaching

12. Project Outputs • Presentation • Resources – • Shared with rest of class • For classroom use, out in schools

13. 1 - Maths for Technical Drawing Maths pupils need for • Orthographic view • Isometric view

14. 2 - Maths for Electronics • Maths used in circuit calculations • Common pitfalls • Care with fractions and negative numbers

15. 3 - Maths for design and practical skills The Birdbox team • How do pupils use maths to • Design and draw it in graphics • Mark it out and build it in woodwork

16. 4 - Working with Numbers Concepts • Standard form • Conversion • Rounding • Scale • kilo-centi-milli....

17. Facebook group • Discussion – not exactly...

18. Facebook group • Project work • Separate group • Discuss project activities • Interesting links • Maths humour

19. Facebook Activity • About half the class joined the Facebook group • Several posts from us, a few from students

20. Mahara Introduced at the start... ...used as wrap up at the end