*STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics*

*QUESTION 1***What ICT skills will students need for workplaces that involve mathematics and science?**

- Spreadsheet
- Data Collection tools
- Simulation
- Communication tools

**- MOE's ICT framework: Baseline ICT Standards for Pupils**

**- NP's e-Competencies Framework**: Generic e-Skills and e-Tools [Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 Competencies]

- Learning by Doing: Software Skills, Simulations and Situated Learning
- Learning by Collaborating
- Learning by Researching
- Learning by Reflecting

*Applied English at NP*

- Urban Wire (online production by journalism students at NP): http://theurbanwire.com/
- npTribune (journalism students' paper-based publication): http://theurbanwire.com/nptribune
- TechXav (student-run technology blog): http://techxav.com/

*Tool for keeping track of research and citation*

- zotero (works in Firefox only)

*QUESTION 2***Do we...**

**Apply Math to Real Problems?**

**>> DON'T!**

Rather, start with real problems and get students to observe, conjecture, measure, analyse, propose - and think mathematically.

*Some tools...*

- Netlogo - http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/

*Mini-projects*:

*Suggestion*:

Adopt an overall theme, e.g. 20 Global Problems and Twenty years to Solve them

**ICT APPLICATIONS / TOOLS... what potential????**

(i)

*Geogebra*- http://www.geogebra.org/cms/
- Tutorial
- Derivative of a cubic
- Example: Polar Plotter
- Example: Trig Definitions

(ii)

*Wolfam Alpha*- http://www.wolframalpha.com/
- Wolfram Demonstration Project - http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/

(iii)

*Exploring Mathematics*- GraphSketch - http://graphsketch.com/

(iv)

*Communicating Mathematics*- GoogleDoc - Equation Editor
- This is Interactive Mathematics - http://www.intmath.com/
- Maths Email - http://www.intmath.com/Help/send-math-email.php
- Jing videos (get students to make video) - http://www.jingproject.com/
- WizIQ - Web conferencing - screen share, video, etc

(v) Stretching the students

- Explore nature of limits (slope of a curve at a point) with GeoGebra
- Fractals: Images, Movie
- Math Behind Beauty

(vi) Data Visualisation

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