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Teaching in under resourced communities presents many challenges. AIMSSEC’s mission is to empower teachers, teacher trainers and subject advisors to combat poverty by bringing new skills, new hopes and new horizons to African schools and raising standards of mathematics. Courses are taught […]
MANAGE YOUR OWN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Guides for self-help PD workshops and resources for activity based learning to support teachers in developing more effective and more up-to-date ways of teaching and a deeper understanding of mathematics and pedagogy.
You don’t need an expert leader or any advance preparation. Just use an AIMSSEC workshop guide.
These guides enable groups of teachers to […]
UPPER SECONDARY FC5 TRANSFORMATION OF FUNCTIONS
The picture shows some curves in the family of y = x cubed. Can you find the graph of this function and the equations of the other graphs? In this workshop guide you will find more examples of this type of ‘inverse problem’ where the learner is given information and has to […]
PRIMARY M1 TIME
Some practical activities to help learners to tell the time on a 12 hour or 24 hour clock and to work out the lengths of time intervals.
UPPER SECONDARY GT7 APPLICATIONS OF TRIGONOMETRY
This guide offers many suggestions for practical surveying tasks that can be done without needing any expensive equipment. Applications of trigonometry include measuring the length of your shadow and relating this to the angle of elevation of the sun and the time of day, measuring heights of buildings, trees and towers, navigation, […]
NA5 GROWTH AND DECAY – FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS
This workshop guide provides learning activities that explore the ways in which arithmetic and geometric series are used in simple and compound interest calculations related to loans (including pay-day loans) , investments, annuities, hire-purchase, inflation etc. and there is an explanation of how APR is calculated. Ideas are given for practical ways […]
GT6 TRIGONOMETRIC IDENTITIES AND EQUATIONS
This workshop reviews reduction formulae in terms of rotations and reflections. It offers learning activities that involve sorting and solving trigonometric equations and finding general solutions, or solutions within a
given domain, using known identities and graphical or unit circle representations. Suggestions are given organising group activies and learners presenting and explaining their ideas […]
NUMBER SYSTEMS AND SOLVING EQUATIONS
This workshop guide reviews the number systems that learners have met and expands number concepts to include complex numbers. Learning activities involve matching graphs to linear and quadratic equations and their solutions within different number systems.
There is discussion of the historial evolution of mankind’s concepts of number and parallels are drawn […]
UPPER SECONDARY FC2 LINES, CIRCLES AND TANGENTS
A sequence of activities in this guide takes you from familiar ideas about lines, then emphasises the ‘across’ and ‘up’ aspect of gradient to explain why the product of gradients of perpendicular lines is -1, then uses Pythagoras Theorem to produce the equations of circles and recaps on properties of perpendicular lines […]
SECONDARY D3 CHILDREN IN FAMILIES
Mathematical modelling and making real life connections is the focus of this guide. The use of tree diagrams in probability is developed starting with collecting data to model the numbers of boys and girls in families and the orders in which they occur. The connections between the underlying mathematics in these situatons, […]
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