The Marang Centre, in the Wits  School of Education, invites you to participate in a Mathematics Literacy Workshop

BY: Aarnout Brombacher

DATE: Friday 22nd  September 2006

VENUE: Wits School of Education, Education Campus (Former JCE), Boyce Block, Ground Floor, B 45

RSVP: Samantha Govender
011 717 3414

Aarnout Brombacher is a highly experienced and respected Mathematics teacher. He works independently on projects that include teacher training, materials development and research related to Mathematical Literacy and Mathematics Education. He is the immediate past president of AMESA and past editor of the AMESA journal Pythagoras. In 2005 he was appointed by Minister Pandor to chair the Ministerial Committee for Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy. This committee was concerned with critiquing the Mathematical Literacy Subject Statement, and advising the minister in this regard. He is currently working, as a consultant, with the Department of Education developing a Teacher Guide for Mathematical Literacy for implementation in Grade 10 next year.


Aarnout is extremely passionate about mathematics education and this passion always comes through in his workshops. So come and enjoy this stimulating and thought provoking workshop accompanied by a wonderful community of mathematics educators and tasty eats.


Program outline


In the workshop you will:


·        Engage with and reflect on a number of Mathematical Literacy classroom activities


·        Interrogate your understanding of the role of data handling in being mathematically literate


·        Examine different levels of assessment of mathematical literacy


Friday 22nd September


12:00 – 1:30pm

Session 1- Linking Mathematical Literacy to the everyday -- lessons that arise from the media


1:30pm – 2:00pm            Finger Lunch


2:00pm – 3:30pm

Session 2 – The role of data handling in the classroom


3:30pm – 4:00pm    Tea


4:00pm – 5:30pm

Session 3: Assessment of Mathematical Literacy – defining questions at different levels of an assessment taxonomy