The Mathematics department at Ellesmere College has
introduced new, high tech equipment to engage students in the classroom, making
maths more fun and interactive. The project, part of the Colleges Enhance
Ellesmere programme, a new initiative introduced to put the latest equipment
into the hands of its students, was funded by the College Parent Society.
The department has pioneered the use of a new handheld
maths personal computers, which can be used by students and teachers as part
of a shared classroom experience. Functions of the new networked calculators
include graphing, geometry, data and statistical spreadsheets and data logging.
The navigator wireless system connects an entire classroom with these handheld
devices and the students using them.
Peter Hayes, Senior Master from the Maths department said
“The result is a shared, interactive mathematics space which enables instant
feedback, polls and screen captures. The system engages learners, encourages
participation and brings to life the whole maths class”
8th October 2012 Back to News