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PGCE Secondary Maths presentation interview

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by von_george20, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone
    I have a presentation for part of my interview process. Anyone have any ideas on what to expect.[​IMG]
  2. You will probably need to do a presentation (on the prescribed topic) and then they will ask you questions about it

    What is the topic?
  3. Just make sure you take care to take your presentation in a variety of formats. We had a guy come for interview at our school last year with a pptx file and it wouldn't open on our system for love nor money. In the end I managed to get it to open on my Mac, in Keynote of all things, so I lent him that for the hour.

    Even taking along your own laptop can be a hassle. I once went to a place and had a bag full of adapters to connect to projectors, and hit on the correct one, but couldn't physically connect my laptop because the VGA cable had been tied back with a cable tie, and there was no way Mr. IT was going to untie it for me!

    I've generally found that exporting things to pdf is an excellent catchall.
  4. 2 things for me regardless of task:
    (i) Avoid trying to be too flashy (for the reasons sara has given above) and have a back up plan
    (ii) Know exactly where the topic fits in with the National Curriculum evidecing specific examples
    ohhh and a third whilst I am here
    (iii) Avoid saying "Oh this is really nerve racking" followed by a chuckle
  5. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I didn't have to do this for mine but some suggestions:
    • when you know the topic have a go yourself at some questions at the appropriate level
    • make sure you have identify all necessary prior knowledge (e.g. to draw a pie chart they need to be able to use a protractor and draw an angle)
    • think about where the misconceptions are likely to be.
    Good luck.
  6. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

  7. Hi All
    I have an interview at Greenwich for pgce Secondary Maths. Pls. guide me what to expect.[​IMG]

  8. Hi
    Your question is very similar to that originally posted, hence the responses will be similar to those above,
    Once you have a brief on the day and its format then people can help more.

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