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Teaching D2

stoofus 02 March 2010 19:01
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Hi everyone,

I'm teaching D2 (MEI spec) for the first time this year - and it's the first time this module has been offered at our college. I'm muddling along, presenting what the students need to know and be able to do.. but as it's my first run through, I'm interested to hear if anyone can suggest more interesting activities/approaches/resources.

For those not familiar with MEI, their D2 includes:
  • Simplex method (including 2-stage and big M)
  • Decision trees
  • Networks (TSP and .. can't remember off the top of my head!)
  • Logic
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chrisryall 05 February 2012 21:50 - Last edited by chrisryall on 05 February 2012 21:51
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Hi Stoofus, I'm in a similar position - but with only a few months to go until they are assessed. Just found out I'm teaching D2, and first lesson tomorrow! - Any suggestions or resources/activities you could share?
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sandy 06 February 2012 08:42
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I've never taught D2 but when teaching D1 for the first time a few years ago I found the FMSP PowerPoints on the Integral website immensely useful. I also took quite a few of the explanations in the textbook and turned them in to mysteries which was a great way to learn.

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stoofus 09 February 2012 19:08 - Last edited by stoofus on 09 February 2012 19:09
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 I agree with Sandy that the powerpoints on the Integralmaths website are a great help (although if I remember rightly we found some typos in the numbers for the Big M method for example). Which exam board are you with Chris? The content varies quite wildly from board to board.

And Sandy, could you explain a little more about the 'mysteries' activities? What is the format for those? And do you have any you could share?

Stuart
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sallyb 14 May 2012 17:48 - Last edited by sallyb on 14 May 2012 22:27
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If you want an opportunity to get more resources and meet others teaching Decision then you might like to come to the NANAMIC Annual Conference and CPD Workshops. 
(Wednesday 4th July 2012, 10:00 – 16:00 at St Mary’s Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ - cost members £130 non-members £150)

Louise Orpin of the OR Society is presenting a session on 
Decision and discrete maths –
Other sessions include
Energising A-level teaching by Bryony Black, Sheffield University

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jeni606 02 September 2016 08:16 - Last edited by ncetm_administrator on 02 September 2016 08:32
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