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Error 3 – Area enclosed between curves

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What does the student know? What error or misconception does the student have? What advice would you give this student to address their misconceptions?

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Error 2 – Magnitude of speed

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Here the student is asked to find when the speed is decreasing in the context of vectors. There’s all sorts of issues going on here!

What does the student know? What error or misconception does the student have? What advice would you give this student to address their misconceptions?

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Error 1 – Multiplying complex numbers

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July Workshop 11-12 July

Dear FYiMaths colleagues

It has been a busy start to the year – apologies for the long delay in the announcement of our annual workshop.

But to reward you for your patience, I can announce that, this year we will have not 1, but  2 workshops!

The first, our annual meeting, is a little later than normal, due to the loss of the wonderful Jo Cattlin.

At our 2015 workshop, there was strong interest expressed for a SOTL workshop.  So in 2016 we will run a two day event, on the 11th and 12th July.

The 11th will be dedicated to your contributed talks, the 12th will be a SOTL workshop that will be well worth attending.

Professor Tina Overton (Monash University) will be leading a SOTL workshop for us.  Tina gave a fabulous workshop at ACSME in 2015, and I can guarantee that we will all learn a great deal from her.   I will make space available to members after the workshop so you can continue to develop and work  on your ideas.

So let’s get going, please submit your abstracts to Nikki

nikki.sonenberg@unimelb.edu.au by June 30, 2016. We will arrange the schedule quickly after that.

I will set up an EventBrite registration page shortly.

YES THERE IS MORE.

Please keep early November on your radar and free in your diary.  AT ACSME 2015 there was enthusiasm for a mathematics problem-based learning workshop.  With the support of the ACDS, we will be bringing this to you and I’m really keen to hear from you if you have case studies to contribute.

Stay tuned!

Cheers

Deb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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