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 Thursday March 29.
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-5pm on April 15, May 6 and 27, June 10, and July 29 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.
To apply, please complete an application form (PDF, Word) and email it to email@example.com. Applications close at 5pm Thursday March 29, and successful applicants will be contacted by April 6.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @GraphyJ.