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Wits School of Education Mathematics videos

A series of video programmes for use in initial teacher education produced by the Wits School of Education as part of a European Union funded project managed by the Department of Higher Education and Training
Author(s): University of the Witwatersrand School of Education

References

University of the Witwatersrand School of Education.  2015. Wits School of Education Mathematics videos. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand School of Education


Additional Info

The contents of the materials

The video programmes cover nine topics:

  • Developing number sense in the Foundation Phase
  • Development of Fundamental Numeracy Skills
  • A practical introduction to the teaching of addition
  • Teaching of addition
  • Introducing the number line
  • Subtraction using a number line
  • Problem solving using a number line
  • Learning to love fractions
  • Key concepts in the Foundation Phase maths curriculum that underpin the Intermediate Phase curriculum

The material for each topic comes in two folders, a main folder and a folder with additional resource material.

The material in each folder usually comprises:

• a title page
• a pdf (often a ‘Read Me Please’ file)
• an mp4 video file (These videos may be copied for educational purposes but the videos may not be placed on YouTube or on a public website).
• a MS Powerpoint presentation (pptx) with embedded video clips, which when played as a slide show, allows you to click on a visual and play the associated video clip). You can re-assembled the presentation in any way you choose to best meet your particular requirements.
• a MS Word file (docx) with an index to the video clips with their timing.
• a MS Word file (docx) with resource material on how to use the material in a class with discussion questions, etc.

Please note well: 

Restriction
Although the videos in the main folder may be copied for educational purposes they may not be placed on YouTube or on a public website. There are no restrictions on the use or distribution of the material in the resource material folder.

 

How to download and use the materials

Downloading

Decide which of the folders listed below you wish to download (e.g. Developing number sense in the Foundation Phase).

Create a new folder on your computer with this name.

Follow the link below to the folder.  You will see a list of files.

Download all these files to the folder on your computer.

Using

Open the files using the appropriate software ( Microsoft Word for docx files, Microsoft Powerpoint for pptx files, Adobe Reader or your browser to open Adobe Acrobat pdf files.

 

The Folders

 

  Developing number sense in the Foundation Phase
  Developing number sense in the Foundation Phase resource material
   
  Development of fundamental numeracy skills
  Development of fundamental numeracy skills resource material
   
  A practical introduction to the teaching of addition
  A practical introduction to the teaching of addition resource material
   
  Teaching of addition
  Teaching of addition resource material
   
  Introducing the number line
  Introducing the number line resource material
   
  Subtraction using a number line
  Subtraction using a number line: resource material
   
  Problem solving using a number line
  Problem solving using a number line resource material
   
  Learning to love fractions
  Learning to love fractions resource material
   
  Key concepts in the Foundation Phase maths curriculum that underpin the Intermediate Phase curriculum 
  Key concepts in the Foundation Phase maths curriculum that underpin the Intermediate Phase curriculum resource material

 

 


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