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FE Magazine - Issue 14: Elsewhere on the Portal

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Created on 09 August 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 29 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator


FE Magazine - Issue 14FE Magazine - Issue 14

Elsewhere on the portal

The new Mathematics in Engineering microsite aims to support teachers of mathematics working with learners on the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.

The case studies and activities on the site are the outcome of a project to research the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of those teaching mathematics as part of the diploma and to develop resources to meet these needs.

Teachers involved in the project said that they needed help to know:

  • how to teach “hard” topics in mathematics to engineering students
  • how to contextualise the mathematics to engage and motivate learners
  • how to tease out the mathematics present in engineering topics, and
  • how to collaborate effectively with both mathematics and engineering colleagues.

In addition to these, many teachers felt they needed access to more resources for teaching mathematics within engineering.

Many of the resources on the site were developed by teachers of mathematics and engineering as part of their own CPD. You can read about their work in the case studies section.

Other areas on the portal that teachers working with engineering students may find useful include:

There are also a number of articles on the portal which teachers working with engineering students would find interesting:

Teachers of mathematics within engineering may also be interested in exploring the possibility of applying for an NCETM-funded project or in looking in the Professional Development Calendar for a training event or course.

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01 October 2010 18:52
Be a part of the first ever engineering mathematics networks!

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for engineering mathematics practitioners to join a new networking group. The group will support those who are teaching mathematics in the engineering diploma (whether mathematics teachers or engineering teachers) by providing opportunities to meet together and share what they are doing, as well as to try out the resources available.

This groundbreaking initiative is aimed at Engineering Mathematics Level 3 practitioners, and anyone teaching mathematics within other engineering courses, who wants to seize a valuable opportunity to investigate a variety of teaching approaches, network and learn from others and explore and develop resources. Venues are likely to include Manchester, London and Bristol and the networks will take place between 22 November and 3 December 2010.

To express an interest in attending, reserve a place or for more information, please email melanie.harradine@ncetm.org.uk
By Fiona_Allan
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28 September 2010 17:00
Just had a look at the microsite - it and the other sites you have suggested will be so useful as I have to teach maths to the engineering diploma students this year and I really did not know where to start!
By JeanSmith
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