U.P. Math: Ultimate Potential Mathematics
by Apple Distinguished Educators
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
This course is a professional development course for teachers and administrators who are open to learning how targeted learning experiences, iPad technology and current educational research can be combined with a transformational U.P. MindShift to impact student learning and perception. Watch for a U.P. Math iTunes U course for students that will be coming soon.
Diagnostic testing confirms that our students continue to enter our 9 Applied Math classrooms with vastly different skill sets. Since 2010, our 9 Applied Math teaching team has been collaborating to improve teaching practice and to create innovative program options for Grade 9 Math students. Rooted in a growth mindset philosophy, U.P. (Ultimate Potential) Math is a specialized program that is a compilation of best teaching practices including open tasks, mathematical inquiry, iPad supported learning and traditional pedagogical techniques. U.P. Math graduates become Math class leaders who exude increased confidence and a new-found love of Mathematics. U.P. Math continues to grow, using technology to support excellence and equity in the Math classroom.
- Listen to our story. Does it resonate with yours? Do your students need U.P. Math to help them to reach their ultimate potential in Math and in school?
- Review your data. Study it and connect it with the faces in your classrooms and school. Ask yourself what you, in your school or board community, need to learn in order to meet the student learning needs and preferences suggested by your data. Let this information guide your professional inquiry and development.
- Survey your students and staff to determine the extent to which they subscribe to a growth mindset. Learn about classroom practices that support the U.P. Mind Shift and try some of them with your students. Watch for many more postings relating to the development of the U.P. Mind Shift in the math classroom. This will be the focus of a three-year international project that we are beginning, learning from and sharing with teachers from Ontario, Alberta and Norway.
- Review pertinent educational research. In this course, you will find links to research that served to inform and direct U.P. Math practice. Remember that we are constantly learning and adding to this research library, so stay tuned for new postings related to research-based practices that impact student achievement and perception.
- If you decide that U.P. Math would benefit your students and learning community, explore the course section that describes U.P. Math course design and implementation strategies.
- Research tells us that when coupled with effective pedagogy, technology drives deep learning. Explore how iPad can enhance and transform learning in your Grade 9 Applied and U.P. Math classrooms.
|1||U.P. Math Course Overview Handout for Students||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Pereyma Math: Our TLLP Journey||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CBM Diagnostic Test (Compressed Version)||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||U.P. Math Keynote for Sharing||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||U.P. Math Overview Recorded Keynote||--||8:05||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||A Powerful Voice Multi-Touch Book||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Gratitude Attitude Movie Trailer||--||1:06||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Student Artefact: Gratitude Attitude||--||0:40||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Photo of Standing Math Table||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Data Supports implementation of U.P. Math||--||7:18||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Photo of Class Coaches Bulletin Board||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||Changing Teaching Practice Keynote||--||8:01||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||Motivation for Implementation Keynote||--||4:44||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||Planning for Success Student Handout||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Student Video Learning Artefact on Growth Mindset||--||1:01||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||MIndShift Survival Guide||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||Building U.P. MindShift Journal Entry Form||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||Change Your Words Re-Phrasing Suggestions||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||Change Your Words Student Handout||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||Gratitude: Student Handout||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||Open & Parallel Tasks: Teacher Reflection||--||5:25||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||iPad Reflection: Student Video||--||1:24||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||Perceptual Data Recorded Keynote||--||1:14||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||Student Reflection on U.P. Math||--||1:13||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||Why Not? Video||--||2:21||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||Parent Reflection on U.P. Math Video||--||2:05||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||How iPad Apps Transformed Student Learning Video||--||2:08||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||Interactive Axes||Interactive Axes allows you to plot grid coordinates onto an image of your choosing. Simply Take a picture of a curve with your built in camera, or select an image from your photo library, and plot points on it. The coordinate data is displayed on screen for you to copy down and work out the equation of the curve you have plotted. You can also email yourself a copy of the coordinates as a file which can be opened in a spreadsheet application. Once you have plotted your curve you can move the origin point of the grid around to see how that affects the coordinates. Or replace the image to compare two similar curves.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|29||Book Creator One||Keen to try Book Creator? This app allows you to create one book. Unlock unlimited books (and comic templates!) with the in-app purchase. For schools, we recommend our full app "Book Creator for iPad". Schools can get the app for half price with Apple's Volume Purchase Programme. *** THE No.1 Book creation app for the iPad in 90+ countries *** Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. With over 30 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, photo books, comic books, journals, textbooks and more. And when you're done, share your book with ease, or even publish it to the iBooks Store! - Book Creator makes ebook publishing easy - wired.com - One of the Top 50 Apps for the iPad - The Guardian - Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award FEATURES: * Add text, choosing from 50 fonts on the iPad. * Add photos and images from your iPad's photo library, from the web, or use the iPad's Camera. * Resize, rotate and position images as you like with guidelines and snap positioning. * Add video and music, and even record your voice. * Use the pen tool to draw and annotate your book. * Choose from portrait, landscape or square book sizes. * Have Siri read your book to you in multiple languages with the Reading mode. MANY WAYS TO SHARE YOUR BOOK: * Send your book by email. * AirDrop to iPhone, iPad or Macbook. * Use a cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive (and more). * Save your book as a movie file and upload to the web. * Print using AirPrint or other printer apps, or export as a PDF. * Ability to send via WebDav server, or simply connect your iPad and transfer to iTunes. BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! Book Creator ebooks are created using the international ePub standard, so you know they will be readable now and in the future. Book Creator books are optimized for easy publishing to the iBooks Store. See examples of published books at pinterest.com/bookcreator NOTE - FIXED LAYOUT EBOOKS: Book Creator supports iBooks' fixed layout format, including double page images and soundtracks. Fixed layout books are not suitable if you want to create novels, where text flows from page to page. You will not be able to copy in large amounts of text from other documents. FIRST CLASS SUPPORT: - The app includes a Getting Started manual, plus we have an online support forum at bookcreator.com/support with how-to articles and email support. - We love to talk via Twitter - say hello @BookCreatorApp PERFECT FOR THE CLASSROOM: Book Creator is open-ended, creative and cross curriculum, and is one of the most popular iPad apps for teachers across the world. “Book Creator sits atop my list of the best educational apps. I’ve used Book Creator with learners of all ages, from kindergarten to adults. Its simplicity is refreshing, allowing authors to focus on their content.” - Tony Vincent, Learning and Technology Consultant, learninginhand.com “Book Creator is one of the most powerful tools I’ve seen to help turn reading and writing into a fun, collaborative project, that even kids who struggle will just love doing.” - Vicki Davis, @CoolCatTeacher “I love this app. It’s an incredibly powerful app with a deceptively easy to use interface. One of the three iPad apps every elementary school should buy.” - Dan Callahan, Instructional Technology Specialist K-5 with 1:1 iPads “A must for anyone in education. I love this app!” - Joe Moretti, Apple UK Education Mentor Read case studies and lesson plans from teachers using Book Creator at bookcreator.com/blog.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|30||Poster to Advertise U.P. Math to the parent community||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||Sample Parent Letter U.P. Math||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|32||iPad Supports Learning in U.P. Math||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|35||Mindset||Now updated with new research, the book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset. After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own. Praise for Mindset “A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine.”—Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success “An essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Everyone should read this book.”—Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick “One of the most influential books ever about motivation.”—Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock “If you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset.”—Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start 2.0||--||$17.99||View in iTunes|
|36||U.P. Math Overview for Administrators Keynote||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
Great course to change math mindsets!
Having had the opportunity to meet the instructors, Leanne and Kevin, this course aligns nicely with their passion to change public perception of mathematics. Special thanks to both of them for sharing their excellent work with the education community!