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Sun newspapers Wed 29 Oct 2014



Sun newspapers Wed 29 Oct 2014


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29 2014 WORLD TEACHERS' DAY FEATURE 19 V1 - SUBE01Z01MA Kids figure there is an art to learning mathematics OLoughlin Catholic College Year 7 students (above and left) looked at mathematics in the abstract artwork of Wassily Kandinsky after an idea was sparked by an art teacher. AFTER OLoughlin Catholic College Year 7 students studied geometric reasoning for a few weeks, teachers wanted the assessment task to be a little different. An idea came from an art teacher to look at the mathematics in the abstract artwork of Wassily Kandinsky. A warm-up activity was found on the NCETM website (ncetm.org.uk/ resources/ 15650) and the art teacher came in to the maths class to talk to the students about Kandinsky, how music inspired his artwork and what abstract art is all about. Films such as Fantasia were discussed as well as how different colours make you feel, and the use of them by companies in their logos. Students loved the cross-curricular link and the freedom to use equipment such as their Mathomat for art. The assessment piece asked the students to create a Kandinsky-inspired piece of art, while at the same time addressing and labelling key shapes and angle facts. This allowed teachers to assess the students understanding of the Australian Curriculum Year 7 content. Feedback and reflection from the students was also a key component of the assessment. Teachers said the feedback was pleasing to hear. It doesnt feel like youre doing maths, one student said. Ive enjoyed drawing the different shapes and adding colour. Its been fun being arty and adding colour to my work. Its made me understand better that angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees. LEARNING IN A CREATIVE AGE MIDDLE SCHOOL - Engaging and challenging curriculum closely aligned with an extensive range of co-curricular activities in sport, music, drama, outdoor education, community service and personal development. SENIOR SCHOOL - Year 10 enables students to focus on enhancing specifi c subject knowledge, meeting pre-requisite requirements and identifying potential career pathways. YEARS 11 AND 12 - Choose to complete NTCE requirements by undertaking a traditional pattern of SACE Subjects, engaging in a tailored and integrated package of VET and SACE options or Vocational Training and Work Ready Program. ENROL TODAY Phone: 8945 1277 www.oloughlin.nt.edu.au email: secretary@oloughlin.nt.catholic.edu.au E N G A G I N G S T U D E N T S VA L U I N G A C H I E V E M E N T C E L E B R AT I N G E X C E L L E N C E EXPLORE AND EXCEED YOUR POTENTIAL WITH CATHOLIC SUPPORT secretary.oloughlin@nt.catholic.edu.au OLOUGHLIN C AT H O L I C C O L L E G E Te ESSINGTON SCHOOL DARWIN Te Essington School Darwin acknowledges our innovative, dedicated and professional staf working together with our parents to provide our students with a high quality education. THANK YOU. Darwin Languages Centre would like to acknowledge the great work of all language teachers throughout the Northern Territory.

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