LOGOS 15
From MathsDept
Department of Mathematics
Wednesday 30th January
ICMI/IMU have launched a joint project to document on a worldwide scale the numbers of students studying mathematics as they transition from secondary school to tertiary institutions to workplaces, including mathematics teaching.
This ambitious project—the Pipeline Project—is in a preliminary phase involving half a dozen countries, of which New Zealand is one. In addition, Derek Holton is the convenor of a Survey Group for ICME-11 in Mexico this year with a similar brief.
The Mathematics Education Unit is hosting a one-day seminar to hear Derek Holton (Otago) speak about international data, Alex James (Canterbury) speak about the Yr13 to university transition in an NCEA environment, and Bill Barton talk about the latest data on secondary mathematics teacher qualifications.
The programme for this event is as follows. Each talk will be 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes discussion.
- 10:00 Gather — Morning Tea
- 10:30 Alex James
- From lessons to lectures: NCEA mathematics and first year performance
- 11:30 Bill Barton
- Qualifications of NZ Secondary Mathematics Teachers 1956—1977—2004
- 12:30 Lunch break
- 2:00 Derek Holton
- Where have all the mathematicians gone?
- The NZ Pipeline in an International Context
- 3:00 Close
Everyone is welcome, and you may attend for any one or all of the sessions.