Content area project III  eBook
y7_enrichment_nc_text_v2.ibooks  
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File Type:  ibooks 
The philosophy around this project is to use and focus on the language and literacy of mathematics whilst teaching enrichment to Year 7 and beyond. For a long time I have had the idea of developing an enrichment iBook/eBook and as such this project forms the foundation of this idea.
It is only a small beginning but over the course of 2016 I plan on using this resource and developing it in its entirety for the delivery of the course. It is no small feat and I have not only attempted to use a new "technology" approach through Apple's iBooks but also a new pedagogical approach using the Harkness method from Philips Exeter Academy. For more information on PEA see the PDF of the iBook below or you can download the iBook file directly for all the interactive elements and open it in iBooks on your Mac/PC or on your iPad (Apple mobile device). The resources that will underpin this course will come from and be attributed to: 

Student eBook activity
In addition to the above course which is made up of problem based tasks, there will also be student project based tasks.
The key element to this is for students to put together a portfolio of their mathematics from this course. Ideally students would be collecting, annotating and recording their work during the completion of the course and in particular rewriting solutions or different approaches to problems they found challenging. Hence this activity.
Outcomes: These outcomes are all from the Stage 4 (Year 7 & 8) syllabus and align with the Core Working Mathematically concepts that underpin the entire curriculum. For more information see the syllabus target in the iBook above.
MA41WM communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols. (Communicating)
MA42WM applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems. (Problem Solving)
MA43WM recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning. (Reasoning)
Your task: Using only your iPad create a portfolio of your solutions to your top 10 problems this semester. You can include more than one solution or approach to a problem (recommended if it helps with explaining the concept). These should be problems that you found interesting not just ones that are elegant or simple.
Requirements (read these as recommendations but if you know a better way, just ask first):
The key element to this is for students to put together a portfolio of their mathematics from this course. Ideally students would be collecting, annotating and recording their work during the completion of the course and in particular rewriting solutions or different approaches to problems they found challenging. Hence this activity.
Outcomes: These outcomes are all from the Stage 4 (Year 7 & 8) syllabus and align with the Core Working Mathematically concepts that underpin the entire curriculum. For more information see the syllabus target in the iBook above.
MA41WM communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols. (Communicating)
MA42WM applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems. (Problem Solving)
MA43WM recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning. (Reasoning)
Your task: Using only your iPad create a portfolio of your solutions to your top 10 problems this semester. You can include more than one solution or approach to a problem (recommended if it helps with explaining the concept). These should be problems that you found interesting not just ones that are elegant or simple.
Requirements (read these as recommendations but if you know a better way, just ask first):
 You can use Notability or Doceri to record your solutions in written form on your iPad and include a voiceover.
 Your voiceover should include your explanation as to how you are solving the problem, why this method, other methods that could be used (if necessary) AND why you chose this problem.
 You must put all your solutions, recordings, annotations, graphs and diagrams or any other material related to your solutions in an eBook/iBook.
 The two options you have for creating your iBook is Book Creator or Creative Book Builder.
These apps can be downloaded from the school App store so do not purchase them from the Apple App Store.