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Departmental Workshops: Loci

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Created on 06 November 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 27 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator

Departmental Workshops - Structured professional development activities  

Departmental Workshops - Loci

These workshops are written to provide your mathematics team with structured professional development you can deliver in-house utilizing all members' expertise and knowledge. We believe 3 – 6 modules per year could be an ideal balance.

In mathematics the idea of a locus is a means of illustrating, of exploring, of defining, and of explaining, and sometimes it is a tool for understanding other areas of mathematics. This unit explores the teaching and learning of loci. You will be invited to reflect on and discuss different ways of thinking about a locus, and the different forms that a locus may have. You will then explore some strategies and activities that may help you plan a group of lessons focusing on loci.

Objectives related to this topic are:

  • Find simple loci, both by reasoning and by using ICT, to produce shapes and paths, e.g. an equilateral triangle
  • Find the locus of a point that moves according to a simple rule, both by reasoning and by using ICT
  • Find the locus of a point that moves according to a more complex rule, both by reasoning and by using ICT

Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.1 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.2 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.3 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.4 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.5 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.6 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.7 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.8 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.9 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.10 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.LOC.11 (pdf file)

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