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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