Primary, Secondary, Further Education
In this "hands-on" workshop session, you will be given the opportunity to log in to Autograph and see how you can use it in your classroom. Autograph can be used throughout the mathematics curriculum in a journey that takes us from Counting to Calculus. We are going to look at a Geometry thread throughout the curriculum starting with properties to describe 2D shapes as the first stage of developing pupils understanding of shapes.We will look at how describing shapes will help pupils to identify the features of shapes, as well as the similarities and differences between shapes, without needing to know their names. We will then move on to look at the misconception as to how Pupils can think that changing the orientation of a shape changes the number of sides and corners.
Autograph is the original and best dynamic geometry package for teaching and learning mathematics. This session is going to use the latest release of Web Autograph and as well as providing a broad overview of the features and functionality of Autograph, the session will include some great examples to use in your classroom. Created by teachers for teachers, it is pedagogically sound and allows you to bring mathematics to life in the classroom by demystifying complex mathematical ideas.
In this workshops, we will then go on to explore Regular Polygons, including looking at interior angle sum and a couple fo different ways that this can be demonstrated to pupils. We can continue to develop our understanding of Area and Perimeter, more Transformations of 2D shapes including reflection and rotation.
I welcome you to join me for an exciting, interactive session that will leave you equipped to return to the classroom and wow your pupils! The workshop will focus on not just how to visualise the mathematics, but also how to structure the visualisations and generalisation in order to maximise learning.
Suitable for teachers at all stages who want to be able to go back to school with ideas about how their pupils can learn using Autograph. Autograph is suitable for those that are used to using technology in the classroom and also those who are new to dynamic software.