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Room Five - 2020/12/04

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Room Five

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 2020 has seen phenomenal change wrought upon all areas of society. In education, students have had to deal with a learning landscape that changes almost daily. Despite these issues, a rise in student agency has been a noted positive by many teachers in these challenging times. Many more students are seeing their voice, choice and agency grow as they transition between online and onsite learning. How can we enable our students to keep growing in their ability to become the true owners of their learning journey, how can we support them to become their own agents of change? This keynote presentation will explore: 
 
 How using the design thinking model has helped me to support students to take ownership of their mathematical learning in a hands on and often team based way. 
 How you can empower your students with short and long form, co-designed learning units that relate directly to student agency. 
 
 How engaging a student's empathic response is critical as a vehicle for engagement, output and agency. 
 
 They key to it all is how you can 'let go, to let grow' as a facilitator of learning for your students. 
For 30 years, Wolfram Research has been serving Educators and Researchers with one of the most comprehensive Statistics packages on the market. From this background Wolfram is now supporting companies around the world as they implement world leading AI strategies. From automobile vision systems, to facial recognition, to voice activated knowledge systems, to text recognition; Wolfram is the technology behind many ground breaking applications. In this talk, Craig Bauling will introduce you to the basics of AI,Maching Learning, and Algorithmics which can then be directly introduced into your classroom. Topics of this technical talk include: * Computation using Natural English Language * Supervised Machine Learning * Unsupervised Machine Learning * Reactive Learning * Neural Networks * Deploying a simple Machine Learning project to the WWW The content will help attendees with no prior experience get started with the Wolfram products; product freely available to every teacher and student in Victoria. All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the examples, which can be adapted to individual courses.
This presentation looks at mathematical ideas and ways of thinking that are missing from the Australian Curriculum in its current form, yet are important in developing creative problem solvers. It is not intended as a critique of the Australian Curriculum, but more a series of strategies for 2 in problem solving relating to, but broadening existing curriculum content.
Geometry - the basis of many disciplines; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Architecture, Art, Music... Geometric forms are also the building blocks of the Periodic table. I teach children - and teachers : ) - how to use a ruler and compass, to create the basic shapes of our universe. I teach not only the basic shapes, but with the older children, we make tessellating patterns inspired by Islamic art and architecture. There is great value to drawing by hand rather than a computer. Alongside the drawing we talk about where these shapes appear in nature and how they can go discover them in a garden/park, skills for the rest of their school and personal lives. "The grand book of the universe... was written in the language of mathematics, and it's characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is impossible to understand a single word of it" - Galileo 1623
Developing effective curriculum planning documentation can be one of the most challenging things to do successfully. In this session we will be looking at what makes an effective yearly, term and unit planner and how one can be designed for the maximum engagement and clarity. This workshop will also include examples of lesson sequences and maths activities that will enrich your planning and help in addressing all aspects of the mathematics curriculum in more impactful ways.
Sharing small, 5 minute videos with your students can be a great way to engage students outside of the traditional classroom. But what’s the cheapest and easiest way to do this? Daniel is not only a maths educator, but also a trained actor. Alongside his teaching experience, he has spent years working in front of and behind the camera. Come learn all the tips & tricks to filming and editing your own videos, using low-cost minimal equipment. In this workshop, you’ll learn: - how to set up your own recording studio using minimal equipment - strategies to being a “one take wonder”, shooting your video in one take - how to use software to quickly edit your video in just a few minutes Please bring your mobile phone. Phones ARE permitted in Daniel’s classroom!

Resources

#MAV20 Virtual Conference - A 2020 Vision: Engaging Mathematics
The Mathematical Association of Victoria
#MAV20 Virtual Conference - A 2020 Vision: Engaging Mathematics
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