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4th Irish Workshop on Maths Learning and Support Centres

The School of Mathematical Sciences in DCU in conjunction with the Irish Maths Support Network is delighted to announce that it will host the 4th Irish Workshop on Maths Learning and Support Centres on Friday 4th December, 2009.

The theme of the conference will be The Use of Technology in Mathematics Support. Dr. Martin Greenhow has agreed to give the keynote address, based on Computer-Aided Assessment for Learning of Elementary Mathematics.

Workshop programme, 4th December 2009

9.00-9.30 Registration & Coffee/Tea Foyer,
Nursing Building (H)
9.30 - 9.40 Opening Address Room HG23
9.40-10.00 The FETLAR Project – Open Educational Resources and E-Assessment Tools for Mathematics
Leslie Fletcher (Liverpool John Moore's University), Sue Milne ( ELandWeb Ltd), Shazia Ahmed (Glasgow University), Paul Neve ( Kingston University)
10.00 - 11.00 Setting online questions in maths (and beyond); issues of pedagogy and technology
Martin Greenhow (Brunel University)
11 - 11.30 Tea/Coffee Foyer,
Nursing Building (H)
11.30 - 11.50 Using Technology to Increase Active Engagement with First Year Maths
David Doyle (IT Sligo)
11.50 - 12.10 Evaluating the Impact of Response Technology on Student Engagement and Achievement
Samuel O. King (Loughborough University )
12.10 - 12.30 The Use of Technology in Mathematics Support - approaches used and lessons learnt at ITT Dublin
Noel Gorman, Martin Marjoram, Donal Healy, Ciarán O'Sullivan and Paul Robinson ( ITT Dublin)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch 1838 Restaurant
13.30 - 13.50 Personalised Learning through Innovative Use of Technology
Shazia Ahmed & Lorna Love ( University of Glasgow )
13.50 - 14.50 An Introduction to the Dynamic Mathematics Software GeoGebra
Paddy Johnson & Tim Brophy ( NCE-MSTL & University of Limerick)
14.50 - 15.20 Tea/Coffee Foyer,
Nursing Building (H)
15.20 - 15.40 Two Projects for Enhancing the Provision of Statistics Support
Alun Owen (Loughborough University)
15.40 - 16.00 LEGO NXT as a device to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics
Ewan Russell & Steve Joiner ( Sigma-CETL & Coventry University)
16.00 - 16.20 The challenges and benefits of using technology in Mathematics Support
Ciarán Mac An Bhaird ( NUI Maynooth )
16.20 - 16.30 Closing Address

The presentations can be viewed by clicking on their titles.

The Irish Maths Support Network are very grateful to the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (NCE-MSTL), DCU Centre for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning (CASTEL), DCU Learning Innovation Unit (LIU), National Digital Learning Repository (NDLR), and All-Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), as well as by SIGMA-CETL Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support in the UK, for their sponsorship of this event.