Professional Learning

Wolfram Mathematica Virtual Training – Self Paced

Part A – Skills

These video sessions give participants the skills required to tackle all required Mathematics for VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1-4. You will be shown how to use the software to answer exam-style questions, how to introduce Mathematica to beginning students, and how to create worksheets in Wolfram Mathematica for your students to use.

  • Session 1. Wolfram Mathematica Basics
  • Session 2. Wolfram Mathematica Basics +
  • Session 3. Variables. Manipulation of data, table creation and usage
  • Session 4. Creating Wolfram Mathematica worksheets to use in the classroom
  • Session 5. Statistics and Probability in Wolfram Mathematica
  • Session 6. Enhanced Wolfram Mathematica usage and participant presentations

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Part B – Pedagogy

This set of four video lessons are designed to demonstrate how CAS (Mathematica) can be used to introduce and explore complex mathematical ideas. Activities will be designed in such a way that will encourage student-centred learning. Sample activities and corresponding Mathematica files will be demonstrated. Participants write and share their own resources as part the course. Each video is approx 60 minutes in duration.

  • Session 1. Mathematica as an inquiry tool
  • Session 2. Designing your own Mathematica activity that encourages deep learning – a how to guide
  • Session 3. Examples of deep learning activities that you can bring back to your own classroom
  • Session 4. Presentations of educator produced lessons

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