Numeracy Conference 2015

NALA and the ‘Research in School Education’ (RISE) Research Group,

School of Education, Trinity College Dublin present:

 

Communicating everyday mathematical concepts and ideas to students

A professional development event for adult numeracy practitioners

 

Arts Block, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

Thursday 18 June 2015 from 10.00am to 3.30pm

9.30     Registration; tea and coffee

10.00   Welcome

Dr Carmel O’Sullivan, Head of School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

10.05   Opening remarks

Chairperson: Mary Bambrick, Volunteer Adult Literacy and Numeracy Tutor, City of Dublin Education and Training Board (ETB)

10.15   Update on NALA numeracy work

Tina Byrne, Research Officer, NALA

10.25   Ideas for helping students to see, read and use numeracy information

Aoife Smith, National Programme Coordinator, Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching, University of Limerick

10.45   Introducing maths to the reluctant learner

Catherine Byrne, City of Dublin Education Service to Prisons

11.05   A social practice approach to numeracy teaching and learning

Nuala Broderick, Literacy and Numeracy Consultant, NALA

11.25   Questions and Answers

11.40   Go to workshops

11.45 – 1.15 Morning workshops:

A. Teaching and learning algebra (levels 2 and 3)Sorcha Moran, Numeracy Tutor, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB

B.Opportunities to develop problem solving for numeracy teachers – Mark Prendergast, Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Trinity College Dublin

C. Tips from practicein numeracy teaching and learning: Trying out ideas from the Numeracy Action Learning Project – Tutors from numeracy action learning project

D. Using technology in the numeracy classroom – Suzanne Smith, Maths Tutor, Cavan and Monaghan ETB (maximum of 15 for this workshop)

(Note: You need to bring your own iPad or laptopto this workshop.)

E.Teaching and learning statistics using real data at levels 2 and 3 – Fiona Faulkner, Lecturer in Maths, Dublin Institute of Technology

F.  Uncovering invisible maths: Making connections between workplace activities and the maths hidden within them – John Keogh, Lecturer in Maths and Statistics, Institute of Technology, Tallaght

G. Fractions, decimals, percentages and the need for meaningful contexts - Daniel Sellers, Educational Consultant

1.15     Lunch

2.00 – 3.30 Afternoon workshops:

A. Teaching and learning algebra (levels 2 and 3) Sorcha Moran, Numeracy tutor, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB

B. Opportunities to develop problem solving for numeracy teachers – Mark Prendergast, Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Trinity College Dublin

C. Tips from practicein numeracy teaching and learning: Trying out ideas from the Numeracy Action Learning Project Tutors from numeracy action learning project

D.Using technology in the numeracy classroom– Suzanne Smith, Maths Tutor, Cavan and Monaghan ETB (maximum of 15 for this workshop)

(Note:You need to bring your own iPad or laptop to this workshop.)

E.Teaching and learning statistics using real data at levels 2 and 3 – Fiona Faulkner, Lecturer in Maths, Dublin Institute of Technology

F.  Uncovering invisible maths: Making connections between workplace activities and the maths hidden within them – John Keogh, Lecturer in Maths and Statistics, Institute of Technology, Tallaght

G. Fractions, decimals, percentages and the need for meaningful contexts - Daniel Sellers, Educational Consultant

 

3.30     Close

 

Cost: The cost to attend this conference is €30 for NALA members and €60 for non-members.

 

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