Work placement in Mathematics

Next week (3rd – 7th July) Dr Jenny Sharpe  is organizing a work experience week for year 10 and year 12 students in mathematics. There are 18 in total (13 year 10 and 5 year 12). They will be supervised during the week by two undergraduate students on the  Maths with Education program.

Their timetable for the week is:

Monday 3rd July

9:30

Arrive, Introductions, Health and Safety Briefing

Jenny Sharp

9:45 – 10:30

Introductory Collaborative Group Activity and introducing tasks to be done throughout the week.

Jenny Sharp

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

14:00 – 14:30

Careers in Mathematics

Matthew Craven

16:00

Finish

Tuesday 4th July

9:30

arrive

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

16:00

Finish

Wednesday 5th July

9:30

Arrive, go to Babbage for FMSP conference

All day

FMSP Conference

Margaret Harding

16:00

Finish

Thursday 6th July

9:30

arrive

10:00 – 11:00

Codebreaking

David McMullan

12:00 – 12:30

Statistics Research

Julian Stander

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Symmetry in Geometry

Daniel Robertz

15:00 – 16:00

History of Mathematics

Phil Dyke

16:00

Finish

Friday 7th July

9:30

arrive

10:00

Year 12 presentation to year 10 students

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

15:00 – 15:30

Feedback and finish

Jenny Sharp

As well as presentations, the visiting students will work on:

Word Trail Puzzles: create some new word trail puzzles, other students to trial them and offer feedback.

·         Campus Maths Trails: create math trails (Primary and Secondary) around the Campus. Other students to trial them and offer feedback.

·         Feedback Analysis: analyse and prepare a report on the feedback data for the year 5, 7, 8 and 9 masterclasses.

·         Maths Activities: Trial new Maths Activity Boxes, then prepare final resources

·         Code Wheels: Make 150 code wheels

·         Teaching Material: Find new questions for topics in MATH051 book. Wordy, application examples – with full solutions – could make podcast of solution?

Year 12:

·         Presentation: Prepare and present an interactive session for the year 10 students “Why study A level Mathematics?”

·         Teaching Material: Prepare (in Word) an outline of topics in MATH052 based on lecturer’s notes.