ICT + STEM in Finnish upper secondary schools
M.Sc. Lauri Hellsten ( laurihellsten, lauri.k.hellsten@gmail.com)
math and physics teacher in Espoon yhteislyseon upper secondary school
inservice teacher trainer and textbook author
using GeoGebra since 2009 (or was it 2010...)
Examples of the usage of GeoGebra and Google Sheets
Slides: bit.ly/GGHellsten
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1. Upper Secondary Schools Act
2. National core curriculum

300 pages altogether

13 pages math curriculum

5 pages physics curriculum
3. Local curriculum (mostly same as #2)
4. Matriculation exam
What guides the teacher?
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What's new?
New national curriculum 2015
 Focus on assessments for learning.
 Emphasis on the formative assessment.
 Student must show diverse knowledge on the contents and goals of a course for the courses assesment.
 Specific ICT skills as goals in STEMcourses.
Digital matriculation exam (math 2019, chemistry & physics 2018)
 Use of programs (GeoGebra, LoggerPro, etc.) in STEMcourses.
 New type of problems involving large scales of different type of digital materials (real life data, videos, simulations, etc.) that couldn't be done in the paper exam.
Finnish Association of STEMteachers has been training inprofession teachers from 2015 onward on the new curriculum and digital matriculation exam. There has been approximately 40 training days each semester all over Finland that the Finnish national board of education has financed.
 2015  2016 New upper secondary school curriculum
 2016  2017 ICT in upper secondary school courses
 2017  2018 Digital materials in STEM
Teacher training
Examples
problems given to teachers, students and examples of
interactive materials from digital books
+ Selfassesment during the course
Modeling and solving problems using multiple representations
Example problem from MAOL training material; Hellsten, Setälä, Mäkiö
How high is the highest pyramid made of spheres when four have the radius of 1 and one has the radius of 2?
Three circles tangent to one another as seen in the picture below. Centerpoints of the circles are A, B and C and the radius of the circles are 1, 2 and 3. What is the radius of the largest circle inside these three circles?
Modeling and solving problems using CAS
Example problem from MAOL training material; Hellsten
Creating new type of problems involving material
Hero swims at speed v and monster runs at speed 4v. The hero knows he can outrun the monster if he can get to the shore safely. Can the hero escape?
Example problem from MAOL training material; Hellsten
Radius of the lake is 2 and it's centerpoint is (0,0).
Creating new type of problems involving material
Example problem from MAOL training material; Hellsten
Long story short: What is the max volume when you know the sides but don't know the angle or when you know the angle but don't know the sides?
Visualizing math in different ways and creating open/closed assignments
How does the population of bacteria change over time? Make the necessary assumptions and create a model
From book MAB4: Matemaattiset mallit; Hellsten, Hellsten, Luisto; Tabletkoulu
Visualizing atomic level interactions
From book Resonanssi 3: Haapola, Hellsten, Huuska, Viitanen; eOppi
From book Resonanssi 4: Haapola, Hellsten, Huuska, Viitanen; eOppi
Visualizing forces and interactions
From book Resonanssi 4: Haapola, Hellsten, Huuska, Viitanen; eOppi
Visualizing forces and interactions
Visualizing atomic level interactions
Indevelopment material from Resonanssi 6: Haapola, Hellsten, Huuska, Viitanen; eOppi
Creating and analyzing graphs from a given or acquired data set.
Old physics matriculation exam problem solved; Hellsten
The teacher guides the student to identify what the studied topic is about and compare their own perceptions and views on the whole.
Unit 1
Selfassessment
1A
passed
Unit 2
Selfassesment
2A
failed
Selfassessment
2A
failed
passed
Applying
Understanding
Remembering
Evaluating
Analyzing
Applying
Understanding
Remembering
Evaluating
Analyzing
passed
MASTERY LEARNING + SELFASSESSMENT
Guidelines for the course; Peura, Hellsten
Text
Selfassessment during the course
Selfassessment form created with Google Sheets; Peura, Hellsten
Selfassessment problems
Solve the problem.
Evaluate your own solution with the given criteria.
Polkumaterial; Peura, Hellsten
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