TIEE Mathematics teachers program 2023-24

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Objectives of the program:

  • To help teachers evolve a shared understanding of the need and importance inclusive education taking into account the different aspects of equity in the classroom
  • To help teachers reflect on their current beliefs and classroom practices and identify areas of possible refinement
  • To help teachers explore various digital tools and resources for enhancing their TPCK
  • Help teachers understand the diversity of needs in their classroom and imagine possibilities of using ICT-based pedagogy, integrating principles of UDL, in the mathematics classroom
  • To enable teachers to use multi-level, multi-modal resources and strategies
  • To build a community of learning for sustained and continuous teacher professional development through sharing experiences, ideas and best practices

Mathematics workshops - 2023

Workshop 1: August

Workshop objectives:
  • To collectively identify common misconceptions and challenges that children face with respect to understanding number operations and basic geometrical concepts
  • To explore some alternate models of conception of mathematical concepts using PhET simulations and Geogebra sketches

Session details:

Activity/Topic Description/process Timing Resources
Session initiation Assembly and settling down.

QR codes are stuck up in the lab and teachers join the WA group as soon as they come and share basic info in the group like their name, school, etc. And then we can give different puzzles to all teachers and ask them to share the solved puzzle in the group along with how they can modify it to make it relevant for their children. 15 mins time to solve followed by a discussion on their experience of solving, how they approached the puzzle, which math concepts were used to solve the puzzle and how it can be contextualized for their students

11.00 to 11:30 Mathemtics puzzles -

print outs of different categories of puzzles Number pyramid, number operations, tangram, number line, etc,.

Discussion on Math pedagogy - Teachers' current practices related to specific concepts, associated misconceptions children may have, challenges children face and how alternate approaches to teaching may help Reading handout followed by discussion on similar observations/experiences – 10 mins

Activity for understanding relation between how calculations are processed mentally and their written format: Addition and subtraction of any 2 double digit numbers – how did you calculate mentally? How is it usually solved on paper? What are the similarities/differences? Multiplication and division – give 2 expressions and ask teachers to give different ways of interpreting each. How can 14 x 7 or 15 / 3 be understood? Are there different ways? How are these usually solved? What challenges might children face in understanding these? Discussion on whether students are able to perform such mental calculations, and relation between writing format and thinking. Ask teachers to share misconceptions observed with respect to different operations and geometry concepts – make mindmap. Discussion on how these can be addressed – take few examples.

11:30 - 12:30 Reading - excerpt from 'Numeracy counts!' by Anita Rampal, R. Ramanujam and L.S. Saraswati
Lunch break 12:30 to 1
Technology integration in math teaching-learning using digital resources and diverse strategies Demo of sample geogebra and Phet resources(Show resources that can be downloaded from geogebra.org and Phet.colorado.edu, open the sample resources and demonstrate how each works)- (30 min)

Group activity: Each group is assigned one PhET simulation/Geogebra file related to a concept and certain questions/prompts are given for teachers to explore the resource. (30min) Each group is then asked to present their observations / experiences (max 10 min each)

1:00 to 2.30 Group activity Teacher handout

Selected offline PhET simulations and Geogebra files - Area Model - Number line - Visualizing Division - 2D and 3D shapes - Angle formation and types of angles

Exploration of other resources Teachers explore the other resources (PhET, Geogebra, KOER, Mathbot, etc) 2: 30 to 3:00
Conclusion and wind up Filling out feedback form (10 min)

Making content accessible for all students to participate Differentiated instruction – multilevel resources/activities (number bonds, number guessing, number ops puzzle etc), multiple models – area model/number line for visual learners, multi-modal resources (digital simulations) These strategies help make education equitable for all children

3.00 to 3.30

Workshop Resources:

  1. KOER pages;
    1. Introduction to 2D and 3D shapes
    2. Lines and Angles
    3. Number operations
  2. Phet simulations:
    1. Number line operations
    2. Area model introduction
    3. Area model multiplication
  3. Geogebra files on selected topics
  4. Learn Geogebra

Way forward

  1. Creating lesson plans / school level activities through communication with WhatsApp group
  2. Planning school level demonstration classes
  3. Plan for the second workshop

Workshop feedback form

Please click on this link to provide feedback on the workshop and offer suggestions for its further improvement.

Websites/Applications for Mathematics teaching

  1. Geogebra files
  2. PhET
  3. Manipulatives - A Collection of Virtual Manipulatives.
  4. Robocompass
  5. Gcompris

Reading Resources:

  2. NCF Mathematics Position paper
  3. NCERT Text books link
  4. Position paper on Mathematics Education and Computational thinking - Karnataka
  5. Foundational Literacy & Numeracy – Guidelines for Implementation
  6. List of useful Mathematics websites
  7. Primary resources : Website gives printable resources