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Doktorsvörn í tölfræði – Anna Helga Jónsdóttir

Benedikt Magnússon, apríl 16, 2015
Hvenær hefst þessi viðburður: anna_helga17. apríl 2015 – 14:00
Staðsetning viðburðar: Hátíðarsalur, Aðalbygging
Föstudaginn 17. apríl ver Anna Helga Jónsdóttir doktorsritgerð sína í tölfræði við Raunvísindadeild Háskóla Íslands. Ritgerðin ber heitið Þróun og prófun á opnu vefkennslukerfi í stærðfræði og tölfræði (Development and testing of an open learning environment to enhance statistics and mathematics education).

Andmælendur eru dr. Per B. Brockhoff, prófessor við Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, og dr. Robert C. delMas, dósent við University of Minnesota.

Leiðbeinandi var dr. Gunnar Stefánsson, prófessor við Raunvísindadeild Háskóla Íslands.
Auk hans sátu í doktorsnefnd dr. Freyja Hreinsdóttir, dósent við Menntavísindasvið Háskóla Íslands og dr. Auðbjörg Björnsdóttir,  forstöðumaður Kennslumiðstöðvar Háskólans á Akureyri.

Dr. Oddur Ingólfsson, prófessor og varadeildarforseti Raunvísindadeildar stjórnar athöfninni.

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Anna Helga Jónsdóttir (29/09/14)

Benedikt Magnússon, september 25, 2014

Málstofa í stærðfræði

Fyrirlesari: Anna Helga Jónsdóttir, University of Iceland
Titill: The performance of first year students on a diagnostic test of basic mathematical skills

Staðsetning: V-157, VRII
Tími: Mánudagur 29. september, frá 15:00 til 16:00.

Ágrip:

Dropout-rates and poor performance of students in first year courses in calculus in the School of Engineering and natural sciences are of great concern. In order to examine the student’s background in mathematics a diagnostic test has been administrated annually since 2008. The main purpose of the diagnostic test is to provide immediate feedback to the students on their ability but also to enable instructors to identify common areas of difficulty within the group.

The results of the test will be described in the talk; how the results have changed in time, which variables are linked to the grades and how well the test results predict performance on final exams in Calculus IA, IB, IC and N. Ways forward will also be discussed.

Andreas Ulovec (16/05/14)

Benedikt Magnússon, maí 13, 2014

Fyrirlestur

Fyrirlesari: Andreas Ulovec, Vínarháskóla
Titill: MSc4All – Motivating Methods and Materials in Maths and Science

Staðsetning: H203, Stakkahlíð — Menntavísindasviði HÍ.
Tímasetning: Föstudagur 16. maí, klukkan 14:00.

Ágrip:

The Comenius projects „PROMOTE MSc“ and „MOTIVATE ME in Maths and Science“ developed both materials (PROMOTE) and teaching methods (MOTIVATE) for one common goal: To increase students’ motivation in learning Mathematics and Science. Both projects produced very positively evaluated materials in book format:

  • unit descriptors (short summaries) of teaching materials
  • sample units of full teaching materials
  • compendium with a list and concise description of 24 teaching methods
  • case studies demonstrating the teaching methods using the PROMOTE teaching materials

All the materials are also available online for free. The materials have been used in teacher training and in schools now for several years, resulting in a lot of feedback, which has been used to improve the materials.
In this talk we will give an overview of the previous and current projects, and present improved versions of the project materials, i.e. teaching units that have been developed to motivate students to learn mathematics and science. Print versions (in English) of the materials will be given out at the presentation free of charge.

Kári Sigurðsson (29/01/14)

Benedikt Magnússon, janúar 29, 2014

Málstofa í stærðfræði

Speaker: Kári Sigurðsson

Title: Um stærðfræði: Kver handa framhaldsskólanemum – öðruvísi námsefni

Location: Room V-147 in building VR-II on the UI campus
Time: Wednesday January 29, 2014, at 16:00.