Engage Students with iPads in the Middle School Maths Curriculum

Kirsty Watts
Integrating technology into the classroom
This course will build your knowledge and awareness of iPad apps, which can be utilised to create your own engaging lesson plans to be implemented straight away.
Target Audience
This is best for Year 5 to 9 maths teachers
6 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course will provide participants with pedadogical theories linked to the use of ipad apps for the promotion of engagement of students with different maths topics. Week by week participants will receive complete lesson plans that can be implemented straight away. The course will build ICT knowledge and awareness of apps, which can be utilised to create their own engaging lesson plans.

Audience

This is best for Year 5 to 9 maths teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

Did you know that courses are 50% off with TTA School Membership? - Click here to learn more about School Membership

Do you have a team of teachers interested in this course? - If several teachers would benefit from this course, you can pay as little as $850 + GST and give all teachers access to this course. To learn more, click on the tab ‘WHOLE SCHOOL ONLINE’ above

Money Back Guarantee - If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit tta.edu/go/refund to let us know what happend, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Please Note: The December occurrence runs through the Christmas holiday period, ending Term One. Participants are able to work on the course whenever it suits them during that period.

Apps


I will be providing app suggestions throughout the course, but you are under no obligation to purchase any. Please consider these costs when enrolling, they have however been carefully selected for the course and it’s outcomes. If you are on a strict budget, it might be beneficial to take a look at the apps and make a decision based on the information presented in the course or from other teachers' feedback.

- Algebra Touch ($3.79)
- MagicPlan (FREE)
- Planner 5D (FREE)
- Probability Tools ($2.49)
- Classroom Dice Lite (FREE)
- Keno Probability (FREE)
- Learn Statistics & Probability (FREE)
- Google Earth (FREE)
- Geometry Pad ($8.99)


Getting Online


Please note that this is an Online learning format and we use the platform Open Learning. You have a set time-frame to complete the course and can so at your own pace within the start and end dates (advertised – select ‘See More’ in the ‘Occurrence’ section below). There are no set times where you have to attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be within the Open Learning Platform. If you have any problems navigating Open Learning please contact either admin@tta.edu.au or your Presenter and we will do all we can we can to assist you.


This course contributes to 7.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Online in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

Intro to Lesson Planner

1 hour

This session introduces you to the lesson planner used throughout this course. Links to Blooms', Multiple Intelligences and Differentiation are also covered.

Inverse Operations

1 hour

This session will cover the teaching of Inverse operations to students and the apps to engage students with the topic. A range of differentiation techniques will be included as well as activities that reinforce the mathematical concepts both on the ipad and by hand.

Ratio & Scale

1 hour

This session will cover the teaching of ratios and scale to students and the apps to engage students with the topic. A range of differentiation techniques will be included as well as activities that reinforce the mathematical concepts both on the ipad and by hand. This lesson in particular relates to real life concepts and lends itself to a cross-curricular projects.

Probability

1 hour

This session will cover the teaching of probability to students and the apps to engage students with the topic. You will be given the chance to create your own lesson with apps provided.

Distance between two point

1 hour

This session will cover the concept of finding the distance between two points. You will be given the opportunity to create a resource to use in your classroom with the apps to engage students with these skills.

Equations

1 hour

This session will cover the revision of concepts related to equations. The apps used will engage students in the skills of revising for a complex topic and preparation for tests. A range of differentiation techniques will be included as well as activities that reinforce the mathematical concepts both on the ipad and by hand. This lesson in particular involves group work and has a link for students to qr codes and being the “teacher” themselves.

Assessment

1 hour

This session involves you choosing your own concept or topic and finding apps relevant to this area and creating another lesson plan which you will submit. You will gain the feedback of other participants in order further refine your lesson plan for immediate use in your classroom.

User Rating

2.7

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Engage Students with iPads in the Middle School Maths Curriculum
by Nerina Eagles on 02/02/2016

The course was great for beginner teachers to help guide them through lesson plans and integrating technology in their plans. However, the way the advert read for this course I though it was more about discussing and discovering ipad apps and other features of ipads to use in the class room that i could integrate into my lesson already.

Engage Students with iPads in the Middle School Maths Curriculum
by Janice Bates on 23/09/2015

The delivery of the course has been reasonable. Unfortunately the parts where comment was required about other participants lesson plans was impossible as I was unable to see these. After several comments requesting how to do this without response I gave up on that. It has been very frustrating to ask for assistance and get absolutely no response. This is certainly an area that needs improvement.

Engage Students with iPads in the Middle School Maths Curriculum
by Kirsty Lovett on 22/09/2015

I was looking forward to this course and feel disappointed by the lack of support supplied during the course. I discovered a file missing in one activity and
queried this. This was never answered.

There was numerous times myself and other participate asked questions in the comment sections. We never received a reply.

The course itself I felt had a lot of emphasis on us doing all the work. Which is fine if the support had been there. I thought it would have a larger number of apps referenced in the course.

In summary more course content is required and more support.

Engage Students with iPads in the Middle School Maths Curriculum
by Helena O'Connor on 22/07/2015

Some parts were very time consuming and it was difficult to give feedback to peers online.

Engage Students with iPads in the Middle School Maths Curriculum
by Melinda Watson on 21/07/2015

The course gave lots of opportunities for participants to experiment with using different IPad apps in the classroom. There was a lot more work involved than I thought there would be and it was really difficult to find other participants when you have to give feedback on their lesson. It was lucky that another participant worked in the same school as me so we could share the work that we were doing.


About the team


Kirsty Watts

Creator

Kirsty is one of the owners and consultants for Ubitec Educational Consultants who specialise in ICT Professional Development for schools. Kirsty is also the Academic Dean of Technology & eLearning at Kilvington Grammar School and is focused on integrating technology into all levels of education. She is a Mathematics and IT teacher and has been integral in the implementation of the 1:1 iPad program at Kilvington.

Kirsty has a Bachelors degree in both Science, with a Major in Mathematical Modelling and Secondary Teaching. She also has a Masters of Information and Communication Technology in Education.