My latest Mathematics bookmarks
Monday, November 15, 2010
Click once on the session to see a description and a link to the virtual room. All the sessions will be archived so that you can listen and watch them afterwards. No registration is needed, but check in about 10 minutes prior to a session starting so that can make sure that everything is working.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I was not there, but asked Lynn to record the proceedings and am posting it here now. I apologise for the sound recording effects here and there as I did not have time to edit it into a good podcast quality in view of publishing what went down as quickly as possible (Thank you to Elrieka my assistant who did the editing and cutting). We have broken it down into sections for easier listening. If you are on a slow connection, I suggest that you pause the podcast and wait for it to stream to the end before you listen to it (otherwise it will be jittery). If you want to save the sound file onto your computer, just right-click on the link and choose "Save link as" and a place on your computer where you will find it again.
- Introduction (Hamsa)
- Allison's talk (Minimise the audio and go through the powerpoint below to get a better understanding)
Helen then did a reply:
Then there where questions and answers:
- Questions and anwers (oops seems that this audiocast was cut short- will fix tomorrow)
Friday, September 10, 2010
I am sure that you are all aware that we are due for curriculum revision which will be implemented in 2012. The revision documents has been gazetted last Friday and can be downloaded from here:
listen to his talk: (I will insert his PPT here when I get it).
Lynn Bowie then did a response to Marc's presentation:
And there were of course lots of questions.....
I have tried my best to edit the worst noise out, but in the interest of publishing it quickly, I apologise for bad sound quality here and there.
You can also go and leave comments on the LIVE document and see others comments here:
The live docs are here:
A.notate.com is a great tool for quick colloboration. Just sign in with your e-mail address and highlight or drag a box anywhere on the document. It will open a box where you can insert a comment note. You can even comment on other's notes. If you need any technical assistance please let me know and I will help you.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Meraka is launching their Tswana speaking maths support Mxit service as "Dr Dipalo" and you can either speak to the senior maths mentors Dr Dipalo (Monnye) by adding 0735450044 to your Mxit service or to the junior Dr Dipolo (Motona) (up to grades 9) on 0783374513.
So there you have it! Maths in Tswana on Mxit!!!
I am sure all the "good" teachers who are participating in the strike, would have given their learners plenty of work to go through. Now they will also have on-cell free and great maths and mathslit help to get them through all this!
For more info on how to set Dr Maths on Mxit up for yourself or your learners/kids, go to http://mathsliteracy.wordpress.com/dr-maths/
Well done to Laurie and her team who are always there for our learners on Mxit!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I attach the 2010 AMESA Grade 4-7 Mathematics Challenge package comprising circular with forms, papers, answer sheet and memorandum.
Please distribute to all interested persons and encourage schools to participate in this National Mathematics Week activity?
The documents are in PDF format to safeguard formatting between different machines ...
If you really cannot print the PDFs you can ask me for the Word documents.
Schools can write the First Round during Mathematics Week 2-6 August, but may write later if they choose, provided they get their Final Round info to their Regional Organiser by 18 August.
The planned timeline for 2010 is:
- First Round written in school during Mathematics Week 2-6 August 2010, or later ...
- Schools should inform their Regional Organiser of learners participating in the Final Round by 18 August.
- The Regional Organiser will inform schools of arrangements for the Final Round by 1 September.
- Final Round written in the regions: Wednesday 8 September
- The Regional Organisers should communicate regional results to the Chief Organiser by 30 September.
- Certificates of Achievements distributed by 1 November.
Thank you very much for your valued involvement in the Challenge, I trust you and your pupils will enjoy participating!
Director: Research Unit for Mathematics Education
Faculty of Education
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1
Tel: (021) 808 2299 (021) 808 2299 (021) 808 2299 (021) 808 2299 (021) 808 2299 (021) 808 2299 (021) 808 2299
Monday, May 31, 2010
An Associate Professor post (4-5 year contract in the first instance) is available in Mathematics Education within the Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Mathematics Education at Wits has an international reputation for excellence. Current research thrusts are focused on:
- Mathematics knowledge for teaching
- Teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms
- Mathematical literacy
- Technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics
- Primary Mathematics
Interested applicants would need: a PhD in the mathematics education; a track record of effective teaching and supervision in the area, or strong potential to perform in these areas; an independent and innovative research record as evidenced by at least 6 publications obtained at the rate of at least one per year; an ability to take a leading role in curriculum innovation and design and in the implementation of new courses. A capacity to attract research funding, and a significant international publication record will be an advantage.
The Associate Professor role offers opportunities to provide intellectual leadership in the field, openings to lead the design, coordination and presentation of courses for post-graduate students, research supervision of students up to PhD level, and leadership in research activities.
To apply: Submit a letter of motivation, a detailed CV with names, addresses and contact numbers of 3 referees (including email addresses) as well as certified copies of degrees/diplomas and identity document to: Ms Maureen Pudikabekwa (firstname.lastname@example.org ), Human Resources Officer, Wits School of Education -Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, Gauteng, South Africa.
Visit our website http://web.wits.ac.za/Academic/Humanities/Education/
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Convening a stakeholder workshop in Johannesburg and East London with teachers, organisations, individuals, government officials, funders, etc who are involved in the development of teacher training in general and Mathematics specifically
Conducting 2 two-day workshops with Grade 12 Mathematics teachers in Johannesburg and East London.
Development of a web application for Grade 12 Mathematics teachers to create and print question papers with its memorandum based on selections made from a question bank.
Develop a portal for Mathematics which will host the application and enable teachers to upload questions with answers they have produced.
Test the web application
Contribute Mathematics content
Attend the Mathematics Teacher workshop in Gauteng (Johannesburg) or Eastern Cape (East London). This offer applies to those who reside in Johannesburg or East London.
Quality control the questions and answers
If you want a copy of the training manual
Attend the stakeholder workshop in Gauteng (Johannesburg) or Eastern Cape (East London). This applies to those who reside in Johannesburg or East London.
Be kept up to date with developments or you want to participate in the project
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Centre for the Advancement of
Science and Mathematics Education (CASME)
CASME is a well-established, leading NGO working in the field of mathematics and science education development. The centre is an independent affiliate unit of the School of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
CASME seeks to fill the above position of Mathematics Facilitator, to be based at its offices on the Edgewood Campus in Pinetown, starting as soon as possible in 2010.
§ Honours/Masters degree in education
§ Thorough knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum Statement for Mathematics
§ Excellent writing skills and computer literacy in Office applications, email and Internet
§ Driver's licence and own car as this position requires extensive travelling.
Description: The position entails development of teaching and learning training materials, facilitating workshops for educators and learners, and provision of school-based support to teachers and learners. The facilitator will be required to co-ordinate and report on project activities.
Other: Required to work well both as part of a dynamic, diverse team and independently. The position requires a dedicated individual who should be a progressive, innovative educationalist with a strong desire to assist educators and learners in under-served communities.
An advantage will be the ability to work at both GET and FET levels and within other learning areas, for example Physical Science or Life Sciences.
A fully inclusive package, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience, is offered on a 1-year contract basis with the possibility of renewal.
Please submit a one-page covering letter and your CV with at least two contactable references to:
by 22 January 2010
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. CASME reserves the right not to fill this position. For more information on CASME please visit www.casme.org.za or contact us on Tel 031 2602508 or Fax 031 2608178.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Science and Mathematics Education (CASME)