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Maths Craft in Class


  • University of Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand (map)

In response to requests from maths teachers around New Zealand, Maths Craft are now offering a pilot program of free professional development for school teachers! We invite intermediate maths teachers in Christchurch to join us for a series of free workshops dedicated to bringing Maths Craft to maths class. Places are limited to 15 participants, and applications (PDF, Word) close at 5pm on Monday July 16

The Workshops

Maths Craft are running a series of five intensive day-long workshops, to train teachers to take Maths Craft to their maths class. Our focus will be developing mathematical thinking and self-efficacy in mathematics, and learning techniques for engaging students in the classroom. The workshops will run from 10am-4pm on July 28, August 11 and 25, September 8, and November 10 at the University of Canterbury. Participants will learn a Maths Craft activity from mathematicians Drs Jeanette McLeod and Phil Wilson, and then together create draft lesson plans which tie into the New Zealand curriculum under the supervision of educational expert Kevin Hannah. Participants will leave each session with the outline of a lesson plan, instructional handouts written by mathematicians, and craft material for their own classes. See our information sheet for full details. 

If you are interested in learning more about Maths Craft, you’re invited to visit the free Christchurch Maths Craft Day on July 1 in The Great Hall at The Arts Centre. We expect over 2,000 people to attend this day-long public event featuring craft stations, public talks, and craft exhibits. 

 

Applications

To apply, please complete an application form (PDF, Word) and email it to jeanette.mcleod@canterbury.ac.nz. Applications close at 5pm on Monday July 16, and successful applicants will be contacted by Friday July 20. 

For your convenience, we have prepared an information sheet for Principals which explains the Maths Craft in Class professional development workshops and the associated research study.

This a pilot programme being run in Christchurch. If you have questions or are interested in this programme being run in your area, please get in touch and let us know. Email jeanette.mcleod@gmail.com or tweet to @GraphyJ.

Earlier Event: July 1
Christchurch Maths Craft Day