Wellington Mathematics & Statistics Teacher Day

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Wellington Mathematics & Statistics Teacher Day 27 November 2014, 9am - 3pm

The theme of the workshop is based on NCEA Level 3 standards and how these link in with Victoria’s first year courses in Mathematics and Statistics. This has an impact on the University course entry requirements that are set and the level of knowledge assumed when teaching first year courses.

The workshop will be held in Rooms 309 and 310 of the Student Union Building at the Kelburn Campus of Victoria University. Note that the venue has changed from what was previously announced. Further details about the workshop are available in the workshop details document.

Workshop Organisers: Nokuthaba Sibanda and Ginny Whatarau
Workshop Chair: John Haywood
Presenters: Steven Archer, Richard Arnold, John Haywood, Rachel Hunt, Ivy Liu, Dillon Mayhew‎, Mark McGuinness (all VUW); Richard Catterall (Hutt International Boys’ School); Coline Diver (Paraparaumu College); Frank Kane, Cushla Thomson (both Onslow College); Frances Hinchliffe, Margaret Priest, Peter McClymont (all Wellington Girls’ College).
Advisors: Steven Archer, Robin Averill, Peter Donelan, Mark Johnston (all VUW); Bruce Welsh (Wellington Mathematics Association)

Programme and presentation slides

The programme is as shown below. The workshop will be chaired by John Haywood. Please note the programme is subject to change.

9:00am – 9:20am Registration, Coffee
9:20am – 9:30am Welcome – Peter Donelan (HoS, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Operations Research, VUW)
Opening – Mike Wilson (PVC Science, VUW)
9:30am – 9:50am College to University Transition – what are the issues?
Cushla Thomson, Onslow College
9:50am – 10:20am Differentiation (3.6) & Integration (3.7)
Coline Diver, Paraparaumu College
Mark McGuinness, Victoria University of Wellington
10:20am – 10:50am Inference (3.10) & Experimental design (3.11)
Frances Hinchcliffe, Wellington Girls' College
Ivy Liu, Victoria University of Wellington
10:50am – 11:10am Tea break
11:10am – 11:30am Linear programming (3.2 ) & Critical path analysis (3.4)
Peter McClymont, Wellington Girls' College
Rachel Hunt, Victoria University of Wellington
11:30am– 12:00pm Complex numbers (3.5) & Simultaneous equations (3.15)
Frank Kane, Onslow College
Dillon Mayhew, Victoria University of Wellington
12:00pm – 12:30pm Bivariate measurement data (3.9) & Evaluate statistically based reports (3.12)
Cushla Thomson, Onslow College
Richard Arnold, Victoria University of Wellington
12:30pm – 1:20pm Lunch break
1:20pm – 1:50pm Geometry of conic sections (3.1) & Trigonometric methods (3.3)
Richard Catterall, Hutt International Boys’ School
Steven Archer, Victoria University of Wellington
1:50pm – 2:20pm Probability concepts (3.13) & Probability distributions (3.14)
Margaret Priest, Wellington Girls' College
Nokuthaba Sibanda, Victoria University of Wellington
2:20pm – 2:40pm General discussion session
2:40pm – 2:50pm Closing statements:
Bruce Welsh, Wellington Maths Association
Margaret Priest, Wellington Girls' College

Workshop photos

A poster of photos from the day has been created by Mark McGuinness.


Attendance at the workshop is free of charge.

Registration for this workshop has closed. Email nokuthaba.sibanda@vuw.ac.nz if you wish to attend.