Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith
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Jennifer Smith

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Workshop: DESMOS Part 3 – Creating Desmos classroom activities
Workshop Video Link Part 3a

Workshop Video Link Part 3b

Video Synopsis:

Desmos is an online application which allows students to interact, inquire and investigate new concepts. Desmos classroom activities provide an opportunity for students to explore and represent their ideas through sketches, graphs, lists, multiple choice, and more. Learn how to edit existing activities, build your own from scratch and collaborate with colleagues to create coherent lesson sequences that promote higher order thinking skills such as reasoning and justification.

Bio:

Jennifer Smith is a Mathematics Curriculum Officer 7 – 12 with the NSW Department of Education. She has been a Mathematics Teacher for the past 18 years and a Head Teacher of Mathematics for 9 of those years.

Jennifer has worked in a variety of school settings: from rural high schools and central schools, to comprehensive coastal high schools.

Prior to working in education, she was employed in the Insurance and Financial Planning Industry (Hunter Valley and Port Macquarie regions) and brings this valuable experience into her teaching practice.

Jennifer commenced a Bachelor of Business at the University of Newcastle in 1996, whilst working full-time, and with a change of career completed her Bachelor of Education with the same university at the end of 2002.

She is passionate about supporting teachers and students to engage in and enjoy the learning of Mathematics.