Branch Events

2017 Branch Events Calendar


Doing Maths: Learning through Activity

8 July 2017

Title:               Doing Maths: Learning through Activity


10:00 to 11:15 Mark Horley Marylebone School - Mastering Mathematics: Activity in Mastery/Shanghai/Singapore
11:30 to 12:45 Kate Gladstone Smith Langdon Park School - To set or not to set? That is the question.
12:45 to 13:45 Pop down to Russell Square for Lunch!
13:45 to 15:00 The Underground Maths Team - More A Level Maths Activities for Moles
15:15 to 16:00 Chris Olley Tournament Maths - Human Hex and a 24 Game Tournament

Date:               Saturday 8 July 2017

Time:              09:30-10:00 Registration, shop, networking- finishing by 16:00 

Venue:            University College London, Institute of Education, Room 802 UCL/IOE Bedford Way, London,  WC1H 0AL

Contact:         Chris Olley

Cost:               £10 individual / £20 whole department if you have not been before.

My favourite lesson: primary and secondary

15 June 2017

Title:               My favourite lesson: primary and secondary

Presenters:    Gary Setchell (Bournville Junior School), Ben Orlin (King Edwards School)

Date:              Thursday, 15th June 2017

Time:              7.00 for 7.15pm start. Finishing 8.45pm.

Summary:      This session will be a sharing of one of our favourite lessons. Gary is a primary maths coordinator and SLE, and Ben is a secondary mathematics teacher and blogger ( Together they will each share one of their favourite lessons and why they find these lessons so productive. In addition, they will be asking you to come prepared to share one of your favourite lessons as well to a small group of five other teachers, who will also share theirs with you. You will have only five minutes each for that sharing, so do not plan a long speech!

So come prepared to get a lot of lesson ideas which have worked well for other teachers as well as being prepared to share your own favourite lesson.

Venue:           Room 422 (Fourth floor), School of Education, University of Birmingham

Contact:         Please email Lindsay Francome ( to let us know you intend to come; it helps with organising drinks.

Do you teach maths?

15 June 2017

Title:               Do you teach maths?

Presenters:    Amongst others, Sue Gifford and Jenni Back

Date:              Thursday, 15th June 2017

Time:              5pm to 6.30pm (Drinks & nibbles from 4.30pm)

Summary:      A respite from exams and summer term activities. A local teach meet for anyone who teaches maths - primary, secondary, post-16.

Venue:           Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB4 0WA. (Parking is available.)

Contact:         Please let Lynne McClure know you are coming by 8th June. 

Praying souls out of purgatory: ratio and proportion in the mathematics classroom

21 June 2017

Title: Praying souls out of purgatory: ratio and proportion in the mathematics classroom

Presenter:  Peter Ransom

Date:  Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Time:  7 pm (refreshments at 6.30 pm)

Abstract: The session will be:  A short historical introduction; general work on some intriguing problems; paired work using a novel way of checking answers; making an old mathematical instrument based on ratio and some geometry; participants working through some enrichment materials ratio and proportion. 

There will be plenty of resources to take away.  (The session is also suitable for sixth form students.)

Venue:  Exeter Maths School

Venue Address:  Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU

Cost:  Free CPD

Branch Contact: Sue Waring   

Any other content:  If you hope to come please email Sue Waring (for catering purposes).