These tasks are designed to be undertaken over the
summer vacation. Students are expected to give a presentation
to the group early after starting their A/AS study.
2. It is important that students maintain and develop
their mathematical skills. The challenge involves
using several web links to refresh their ability to
solve linear equations.
3. Students will be expected to search the web for
resources that may be of use to them during their
study, and to share them with fellow students.
Before undertaking this project students may wish
to exchange E-mail addresses or log onto the
Nicenet ICA, so
that they can communicate with fellow students, and
help each other with the tasks in hand. The resource
is completely free and is described as a:
'Free web-based learning environment for classrooms, distance
learning programs and collaborative academic projects'
The features include:
Conferencing: Create your own private,
threaded conferencing on topics you make for the
class or opt to allow students to create their
Link Sharing: Share links to pertinent
Internet resources sorted by topics that you or
your students create.
Using this resource, students can
work collaboratively on research tasks despite being
separated by distance over the summer break. They
can continue to share links and documents as their
A level study commences.
If you are going to use this resource
it is important that you become familiar with it early
on. It is very important that students can log on
easily for the first time. Experience shows that it
is best for you to make a number of simple user names
and passwords, and allow students to change their
password once they are logged on.