Free Resources for Educators and Students of Mathematics and Statistics
Orange LINK2017 CENTRAL NORTH - Mathematics and Statistics Resources
Jim Hogan - - 027 461 0702 - 28 McDonell St, Hilltop, Taupo 3351
Mathematical Mindsets by Jo
                                    BoalerHI All, 24/4/17
I have been working in schools with a bit of a break to catch a few fish and watch Henry V at the POP-UP Shakespeare in Auckland. What a great performance and highly entertaining. The actors interacted with the audience brilliantly and the whole story of HV came to life. Worth every penny and made Shakespeare's wit come to life.

T2 coming up. Get your PLD sorted!

We have a new Minister of ED, as of today. Nikie Kaye, young 37, keen on technology, hopefully keen on mathematics as well. Here is a clip for you.

I want to see PLD support for mathematics and all the other learning areas so our young people have every chance of success. Teachers need ways to generate new skills and keep up todate on developments. We had all this! It was called ADVISORS.

I have been working on the
Teaching and Learning using Mathematics and Statistics. See below.

You - New Math Course and Lastest Book Mathematical Mindset
Enrol in the first, starts June 2017 and buy the second and read it.
JIM 24/4/17, another book below.

Found another Math Hogan!
Have a look at Shan's website.

Last Call Team, Get your  PLD needs sorted now. Give me a call if you want help. 027 261 0702

2017 New PLD MODEL

The scene in PLD for NZ Education is now very different. Schools now need to identify their needs and ask the Ministry for help. The help is via a PLD Journal and begins with an application. The best way to start is on the MINEDU PLD WEBSITE and follow instructions. Here is the link. Here is a shortcut to the nitty gritty.

After the application the Ministry approves (or not) your application and you get PLD hours allocated. You now select accredited facilitator(s) to work with you. Then some negotiation happens between the Ministry and the registered PLD provider (another behind the scene event for more quality assurance) and now you can then begin co-constructing a plan of action and you will then complete the PLD journal and have your goals met. All hours and outcomes are logged on the PLD journal.

Applications for time can be made each term now. This opens up opportunity for some pretty directed interventions. The cut of date is near the end of each term.

Fish Hooks - the tricky things
You need data to support your plan. [data such as asTTle data, PAT, Numeracy, NZC Level tests, writing etc, with analysis to show decisions basis]
You need a plan on how you think what you intend will work. [Theory of Improvement - what is it you plan, who is involved and what research supports your plan]
You need to report all stages of the intervention. [Online PLD Journal]
There are National Priorities  - Maths, Science, Literacy and priority groups

Bait...the good things
You can reapply every term now. [Opens up opportunity and an ongoing PLD monitoring for the school/COL]
You can select who ever you want. [Within reason. Unlikely someone too far away can justify the expense of travel and accommodation]
You co-construct your needs and intervention. [Self management in action. Autonomy. Schools know best what they want.]

Pretty much that is it. Happy to help point schools in the right direction. To date I think schools have been too busy to catch up with all this but they will discover the news in Term 1 next year. I have spoken to several school and there is a huge variation of awareness and understanding.

Recommended Reading for ALL TEACHERS
"Key Competencies for the Future" - NZCER, Hipkins, Bolstead, Boyd and McDowall
My Review - A stunning collection of ideas, well structured and very easy to read. This positions the front end of the NZC curriculum in every class. Examples of how to develop KCs given in various subjects but not mathematics. Hmmm. I think the development of perseverence using PROBLEM SOLVING and curiosity using interesting but not obvious examples are good examples. Mathematics is a service subject from the applied view and examples ooze with statistics and graphing. Pure mathematics is a bit more esoteric. How many kids are naturally interested in primes or how many factors a number has or perhaps Abellian Groups. The use of mathematics and statistics to help solve engineering problems (gearing, spacing of teeth on cogs) and explain data patterns within a larger "wicked problem" is probably where the connection is made. The book uses wicked problems, such as climate change or obesity, which present themselves in today's wor;d for today's students and we should be preparing our modern young for CCCC, collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking to be better prepared for a preferred future or future building.

Teaching and Learning
Mathematics and Statistics

Cool Websites
LOMAS Numeracy Testing Resources
Readings in Math ED
Lake Taupo Trout
INZight Statistical Analysis Software
Rich Math Activities


Census at school website link

Senior Sec website

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Free stuffFREE STUFF
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Original material.
Two bookmarks for students
These can be printed backed on card and given to students to help solve math and stats problems. The bookmarks outline robust and trialled strategies for problem solving.
Girth of the Earth
Use your cell phone nav system or a GPS unit and a metre wheel to measure the circumference of our planet. This leads to radius, moon size, distance to sun and very interesting astrophysics discussion.
Problem Solving Checklist
A sheet for students to record how they solve problems.

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