When it comes to math, I can imagine cold fear running down the center of many parents’ spines. I get it. I teach high school math, and I know the public has a love-hate relationship with it. (Minus the love.)
The first time some students learn about finances is during a high school economics class. Others learn by trial and error, but one program in the Tampa Bay area already has a history of helping students get an early start on making sense of their finances.
What if educators listened to Frozen’s Queen Elsa a little more and “Let it Go”? Technology integration in the classrooms tends to stall when educators get in the way. Schools take steps to prevent this — professional development, educator resources, strategic rollout initiatives — and yet incorporating technology into the classroom remains a challenge for many sites. How do we change this?
Often it’s tough to go to summer school, after a whole school year of work, but the payoff for some students was getting back to where they needed to be, get ahead and even get to show off their hard work.
Today the School of Mathematics and Statistics hosts the annual 6th form conference. This is a chance for year 12 students from the North East to come and look around the department, take part in various activities and attend talks by academic staff. To all of you attending today, have a great time!