AUTOGRAPH 3: inspiring
more advanced students (16-19) with dynamic software
This will be a chance to experience classroom activities using
the dynamic, selectable objects in Autograph. This hands-on workshop
will offer lesson plans covering a wide variety of topics for ages
16-19 (using Autograph's “Advanced” of operation).
can be more adventurous when using ICT with the more advanced
students, for whom visualisation can play a key role in securing
their understanding of complicated concepts.
There will be
practice in creating and selecting objects, setting up animations,
using the ‘slow plot’ feature and the various zoom controls.
Delegates will be able to explore the use of Autograph with
an Interactive Whiteboard or with a Tablet laptop, using the
built-in scribble and rub-out tools and the on-screen keyboard (with
the special Arial for Autograph font of everyday mathematical
Delegates will be able to test whether they
believe that the use of software such as Autograph can increase the
student’s understanding of mathematics, and whether such
understanding is longer lasting as a result of exposure to dynamic
images. Autograph’s simulations and animations will be used to bring
key introductory concepts to life.
Topics will be chosen
from calculus, numerical methods, differential equations, advanced
trigonometry, and also graphs, lines, vectors and transformations in
both 2D and 3D.
3D topics will also include planes,
surfaces, skew lines, cross products, etc.
probability and statistics will also be explored dynamically,
including data handling for practical coursework tasks, and the
tricky concept of the Central Limit Theorem. There are a range of
probability distributions to explore, and these can be used to model
real data, and to set up hypothesis tests.
resources, including a growing number of ‘Flash’ Turbo-Demo
tutorials, can be found on: http://www.autograph-maths.com