Secondary Maths Collection: Decision Maths 1
Collection Author: Craig Barton - Maths AST and creator of www.mrbartonmaths.com (TES Name: mrbartonmaths)
Colin Hegarty and Brian Arnold are two teachers who are firm believers in the use of videos to support learning. Recently they have been experimenting with the concept of the “flipped classroom”, whereby routine skills and information for a particular topic are gained by the students at home watching a specially created video, and then precious lesson time is dedicated to assessing and extending these skills. It is an interesting model, often given a bad name in the UK through association with the heavily criticised Khan Academy, but one which I feel has a great deal of potential to both change and improve teaching and learning.
Colin and Brian have been kind enough to share some of their many video collections with TES. I hope that your students can benefit from these, and also you may be inspired to create your own videos using some of the excellent free screen capturing software that is out there. I have recorded a brief video demonstrating how you can use Jing to easily capture and create videos.
This particular collection is concerned with tackling the important concepts and algorithms of the Decision 1 module, which is a module that I feel lends itself particularly well to the flipped classroom model. Here are Colin and Brian to introduce it:
“A collection of videos that I made to teach the Decision 1 OCR course to my Further Maths class. Our timetable was tight to teach the Further Maths course with only three lessons a week so these tutorials were a way of providing lessons outside the allotted timetable. Often students would be asked to watch a video prior to the lesson so they understood the concepts and the lesson would be working through an activity.
During the revision phase students were asked to rewatch each video and make a revision card on each of the key algorithms / topics that they could use to memorise and revise from”