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TEXTS

  • TEXT 1: Transformations & Tessellations
  • TEXT 2: Area problems: Pythagorean theorem handout
  • TEXT 3: Unit 7 (from Academic English for Mathematics) ‘Geometry connections’
  • TEXT 4: Unit 8 ‘Properties of Triangles’

LANGUAGE

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

TEXTS

  • Text 1:Types of numbers/Working with numbers /Unit 1 (from Academic English for Mathematics) ‘Real Numbers’
  • Text 2: Unit 2: ‘Algebraic Expressions, Equations and Functions’ 
  • Text 3: Does Infinity exist? 
  • Text 4: Properties of a circle/Unit 10: ‘ The Geometry of a Circle’
  • Text 5: Statistics & Facts, evidence and data /Unit 6: ‘Introduction to Statistics’
  • Text 6: The origin of mathematical Proofs
  • Text 7: Unit 5:’Introduction to Probability’

LANGUAGE

  • Summarizing & Paraphrasing strategies
  • English Tenses
  • Argumentative language (writing a commentary)
  • Comparative language
  • Note taking systems
  • Descriptive Language (Describing objects, etc.)
  • Reporting on graphs & charts
  • Features of Academic Language (Formality, Complexity, Hedging, Accuracy, Explicitness, Objectivity, Precision)
  • Sentence Structure & Style (Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses/Eliminating Wordiness/Avoiding Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences & Punctuation patterns)
  • Types of sentences

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

Maths students of English 2 will not sit June 2021 exams. Instead, they will be evaluated by making an oral presentation through Webex – with cameras on – on a science-oriented topic. (You may choose from a wide range of areas of interest. Your topic should be relevant to your School of Technology & Engineering, while it can be possibly combined with topics taken from schools of different sciences, or even arts, as well.) The presentation should strictly last 10 minutes. Your first 5 minutes should focus on the presentation of your topic. The last 5 minutes should be based on a brief oral commentary of all elements of academic language that you have used in an essay (without a word limit) written by you on the same topic (coherence and cohesion devices, types of sentences, features of academic writing, topic sentence, controlling idea, primary and secondary supports, conclusion, method of development, pattern, sentence structure and sentence style). These elements should be demonstrated on the screen (you decide on your highlighting system, i.e., using different colours, initial letters, notes etc.). Helpful guidelines and links with respect to a successful presentation are provided through the blog. Try to be fluent, communicative and confidentNever just read your written work. Show that you are familiar enough with your topic and linguistic analysis. You should also refer to your sources and bibliography while applying the strategies of summarizing and paraphrasing, thus avoiding plagiarism. Try to produce your own written texts. Copying somebody else’s original work will be considered a fail. On your presentation day you are required to submit an electronic copy of your work. Your mark will be based on your oral performance of content and language. Presentations will take place in the first two weeks after Easter vacations. As for the exact dates of your presentation you will be informed in one of these days. You will be sent the available days and times through google docs, so that you could sign up. The same system will take place in September 2021 exams.

Your Instructor

Maria Koutraki (koutraki@uoc.gr; mjkoutraki@gmail.com)

There will be an extra lesson on Thursday, 19/03/2021, 11.00 – 13.00 to make up for the meeting missed on Monday 16/03/2021. You will need to use the same link.

Your Instructor

Maria Koutraki

Please join the following link in order to ask any questions about your fall semester marks:

https://uocgr.webex.com/uocgr/j.php?MTID=m8a792321d96c0bcd954edb6c898deb9d

Your instructor

Maria Koutraki

Please practise with the following library notes:

MONDAY 01/03/2021

9.00 – 11.00 ENGLISH TERMINOLOGY FOR MATHS 2  

This is the link for our library seminar tomorrow, Monday 01/03/21, 9.00.
https://meetingsemea15.webex.com/join/vitsaxam

Your instructorMaria Koutraki

Your Instructor

Maria Koutraki

Please check your final marks. You will be able to see them in the class web as well from tomorrow on:

Your Instructor

Maria Koutraki

https://uocgr.webex.com/uocgr/j.php?MTID=ma04979d33a51c8d6b1542ae7afd2c915

Your Instructor

Maria Koutraki

Please respond to the following tasks by sending your typed work (please do not send scanned texts or photographs of written work) to the following email : mjkoutraki@gmail.com by January 15, 2021:

  1. Apply the Cornel Note -taking method to take down your notes of the following text: wk 6 Class handout Does Infinity exist
  2. Paraphrase legitimately the following extract: [… Starting with the absolute essentials, a circle is formally denoted as a plane figure which is the set of all points that are equidistant from a fixed point on the plane, named as the centre of the circle. In total equivalency, a circle can also be characterised as a closed curve traced along a point that moves so that the distance from a fixed point remains constant. The line segment that starts always from the centre towards any point of the circle’s edge is called its radius (pl. radii). Typically, the centre of a circle is a point O and its radius r, so that the circle is symbolised formally as (O, r). If A, B, C are points upon the perimetre of a circle centre O, then the line segments OA, OB, OC are radii of this circle. …]
  3. Provide a summary of the following: https://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue7/features/proof1/index 
  4. Comment briefly (not more than 2 paragraphs) on the following: [… Many phenomena hold the property that their repeated observation under a particular conditional system, always leads to the same result. …]

Important note: In all the above tasks you are expected to write in an academic style, incorporating all the elements and features of language that you have been taught.

Your Instructor

Maria Koutraki