Elective CPD Workshops are offered to teachers as further supports.
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In this webinar Dr Paddy Johnson (University of Limerick) discusses selection criteria for mathematical tasks and activities which develop students' ability to problem-solve.
The focus of this webinar is an interactive discussion around creativity in mathematics, mathematics classrooms and in teaching.
There were three discussion points for the webinar:
1. What could creativity look like in the classroom?
2. Sharing and discussing perspectives on Creativity.
3. Fostering creativity in the classroom.
We are grateful to all of the teachers that contributed to the discussion on the night with their own thought-provoking comments, questions and discussion points which were submitted via text and to all of the contributors that were willing to add to the discussion live on air.
The resources in this section were developed for our webinar 'Planning for Teaching, Learning and Assessment: One School's Approach.
We would recommend that you view the webinar, available on this page, to see how the resources were developed and their potential for adaptation for your own school context.
Our thanks to the staff of ETSS Wicklow for their contributions to these supports for teachers.
This purpose of this webinar is to offer some support for mathematics teachers preparing for Classroom-Based Assessment 1: Mathematical Investigation and the Subject Learning and Assessment Review Meeting.
The webinar is delivered in four parts:
1. Setting the context for CBA 1
2. Supporting student learning before CBA 1
3. Supporting student learning during CBA 1
4. Preparing for, and participating in a SLAR meeting
Support documents that were mentioned in the webinar are available on our website under Key Documents, Assessment and Resources.
The format of this webinar was a live panel discussion which was focused on supporting deeper learning in the maths classroom. The discussion was prompted by research on the ideas of surface learning and deep learning in mathematics education, as well as questions and comments submitted by listeners live on the night.
We were delighted to be joined by Aidan Fitzsimons, PhD candidate in Mathematics Education in DCU, Audrey Byrne, Mathematics Teacher from Lucan Community College, Dublin and Peter Fitton, Mathematics Teacher from Bishopstown Community School, Cork.
The main talking points were:
• Surface Learning and Deep Learning
• How do you create opportunity for deep learning?
• Deep Learning and the Junior Cycle Mathematics Specification
The purpose of this webinar is to offer teachers some support for teachers in planning using the Junior Cycle Mathematics Specification.
The webinar focused on two areas of support:
1. Making connections within and between strands
2. Creating units of learning and considering possible approaches to capturing our planning
Support documents that were mentioned in the webinar are available on our website under Key Documents, Planning, Assessment and Resources.
This webinar is an introduction to the Junior Cycle Mathematics Specification.
The talking points for the webinar were as follows:
1. What is the structure of the Specification?
2. Working with and unpacking learning outcomes
3. Beginning to plan for learning and teaching using our specification
4. Assessment to support student learning
Support documents that were mentioned in the webinar are available on our website under Key Documents, Wellbeing and Resources.
Algebra Through the Lens of Functions has been developed by the Maths Development Team and is hosted here with their kind permission.
Tangents is a JCT Mathematics Team podcast series available on the Junior Cycle Talks podcast channel.
In this first series we spoke with a number of different people working in Maths Education to find out about creativity in the context of a maths classroom.
To hear more podcasts from the Junior Cycle Talks channel click here or search for us on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or anywhere you listen to your podcasts.
This workshop was designed to support SLAR facilitators of all subjects. The aim of this workshop is to up-skill teacher's facilitation skills, to understand fundamentals of the SLAR process and to aid them in preparing, implementing and reflecting on the SLAR process.
On the 23rd of March 2019 we hosted our inaugural JCT Mathematics Symposium.
We welcomed teachers from all over the country to the Microsoft Dreamspace in Leopardstown for the event. To see an brief overview of the symposium watch the short video at the beginning of this section.
All of the resources from the event are contained in this section, scroll down to access these resources.
We were delighted to have Dr Sinéad Breen, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, DCU, open the symposium as our keynote speaker.
Sinéad spoke about the aims of junior cycle maths, rich task design and task implementation.
The slides from her keynote address are available in this section.
This resource includes a Getting Started video followed by a series of four animated videos providing information from the The Junior Cycle Mathematics: Guidelines for the Classroom-Based Assessments and Assessment Task document. Each video is followed by some multiple choice style questions. The videos include prompts to pause and read and/or discuss information in the Assessment Guidelines.
This interactive resource can be used individually or as a subject department. If using this resource collectively, you may wish to project to a large screen with sound enabled.
It may be preferable to engage with each of the sections of this interactive resource individually. For ease of use we have sub-divided the interactive resource into three sections:
Section One - An Overview
Section Two - CBA 1
Section Three - CBA 2 and the Assessment Task