1. Charts and Graphs – Mathematics K-6 Data

DS2.1 gathers and organises data, displays data using tables and graphs and interprets results
i. Excel activity: Students learn to create a table to organise collected data, using a computer program e.g. spreadsheets
ii. Excel activity: With a partner, plan an activity which would give students an opportunity to learn to use a spreadsheet to create a line graph to represent any data that demonstrates a continuous change e.g. hourly temperature (DS3.1). Use Excel to enter dummy data and create the graph. (5 mins)
iii. Article: Choosing the right format. http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/Charts_and_Diagrams.htm

2. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html  

 i. Number and operations Bar Chart http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_190_g_1_t_1.html
ii. Quality learning activities – http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_325_g_2_t_4.html
iii. The best and the worst! Find an example of each.

 3. Websites
i. Be discriminating … 5 star activities and NO star activities? … http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol1/perimeter.htmlhttp://www.aplusmath.com/Games/index.htmlhttp://www.rainforestmaths.com/http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.html
ii. Use a search engine to find 5 more websites which have online mathematics activities … rate them from best to worst.

4. Other software applications 

 i. Inspiration and Kidspiration
ii. PowerPoint http://mathbits.com/MathBits/PPT/Grade6Mania.htm

5. Choosing the best tool for the job.
Pick one of the K-6 Mathematics syllabus outcomes below and with a partner, draft a lesson which incorporates a technology-based task. Be specific with details of the ICT tool. NSW Board of Studies: http://k6.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/go/mathematics

NS2.1 Counts, orders, reads and records numbers up to four digits
NS3.3 Selects and applies appropriate strategies for multiplication and division
PAS1.1 Creates, represents and continues a variety of number patterns, supplies missing elements in a pattern and builds number relationships
NES1.4 Describes halves, encountered in everyday contexts, as two equal parts of an object
MS3.2 Selects and uses the appropriate unit to calculate area, including the area of squares, rectangles and triangles
MS1.5 Compares the duration of events using informal methods and reads clocks on the half hour
SGS2.1 Makes, compares, describes and names three-dimensional objects including pyramids and represents the in drawings
SGS3.2b Measures, constructs and classifies angles
SGES1.3 Uses everyday language to describe position and give and follow simple directions

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