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ANNOUNCEMENT

There will be an extra lesson in English Terminology for Maths 1 on

Wednesday 04/ 12/2019, 11.00-13.00, Room E204.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

Type A students should make a presentation on a science-oriented topic  (you may choose from a wide range  of topics, which should be relevant to your School of Technology & Engineering, possibly combined with topics taken from schools of different sciences)  in front of an audience for 10 minutes. Helpful guidelines and links 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. You can present your work either alone or in groups of two or threePlease send me an email by Friday, 22/11/2019, confirming your participation. The specific dates and times will be set and announced in early December. On your presentation day you are required to submit an electronic copy of  your work.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

ANNOUNCEMENT

There will be 2 extra lessons in English Terminology for Maths 1 in the following 2 weeks:

Wednesday 13/ 11/2019, 11.00-13.00, Room E204

Wednesday 20/11/2019, 11.00 – 13.00, E204

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

ANNOUNCEMENT
In our lecture on Thurday 14/11/2019, 11.00 – 13.00 useful guidelines on your presentation project will be provided. You are all very welcome!

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

Type A 2019 English for Maths 2 students should respond to the following assignment:

– Present a scientific topic of your own choice with reference to Mathematics or related sciences of your School (medicine, chemistry etc.).

– Write a concise commentary on both the ideas expressed in your power point presentation, as well as the language being used in it (formality, complexity and hedging features, coherence & cohesion devices, simple, complex, compound or complex compound sentences, tone and style, structure of paragraphs supports, method of development, pattern etc.)

Further explanations and guidelines concerning the format of presentation will be provided in one of our lectures after Easter vacations.There will be a relevant announcement through our blog. You can also access useful information on the topic through our blog:

– Oral Presentation Tips (see all relevant links)– Preparing-for-an-ORAL-PRESENTATION– http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/presentationskills.htm– presentation guidelines

and our book ‘Academic English for Mathematics, p. 192-196.

– Present your work in 15′ in front of an audience. Presentations will take place in the week following the end of the semester, that is, 20/05- 24/05/2019.

– Submit electronically your power point presentation on your presentation date.

Students who are interested in making a presentation should send an email up until  Monday May 13, 2019.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

5369 : 2,5 (Presentation), 4 (final test), 6,5 (final mark)

5350: 3,5 (Presentation), 5 (final test), 8,5 (final mark)

1808: 2,5 (Presentation), 5 (final test), 7,5 (final mark)

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ENGLISH  Terminology for Maths 1 2018-19

TEXTS
  • Text 1:Types of numbers/Working with numbers 
  • Text 2: Algebraic Expressions 
  • Text 3: Does Infinity exist? 
  • Text 4: Properties of a circle
  • Text 5: Statistics & Facts, evidence and data 
  • Text 6: The origin of mathematical Proofs

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