A great number of mathematical apps have been created for Primary School students. The question is how do you leverage the power of these apps to create clever and creative ways for iPads to be used for whole class lessons, group work or individual activities? Thankfully, Dr Nerida McCredie from Think3 will be conducting iPads in Action: Mathematics to assist Primary teachers to critically examine this question and more at an upcoming professional learning workshop on Tuesday 21 October 2014 at The Assumption School, 192 Mitre Street, Bathurst.
In iPads in Action: Mathematics will explore the clever and creative ways iPads can be used for whole class lessons, group work or individual activities. This workshop will involve a series of practical demonstrations and a range of engaging hands on activities and will provide teachers with:
- opportunities to explore, compare and discuss a selection of mathematical apps
- ideas for whole class lessons, group projects or individual activities
- selection criteria to guide the choice of apps for different learning needs
- recent findings and insights from research into ways that digital maths activities can encourage and support learning
- demonstrations and examples of creative ways that iPads can be used to encourage and capture mathematical thinking