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Enriching the teaching of A level mathematics: a study day for teachers.

10 March 2018

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                Enriching the teaching of A level mathematics: a study day for teachers.

Presenters:     Tom Roper (pre-lunch) Lizzie Kimber (post-lunch)

Date:               Saturday, 10th March 2018

Time:               11am for 11:15am

Summary:

Pre-lunch session Tom Roper

Teaching mechanics: assumptions, misconceptions and Newton’s Laws
This workshop will cover basic assumptions, misconceptions and Newton’s Laws in the teaching of mechanics. There will be many activities used that can be taken very easily directly into the classroom

After lunch session Lizzie Kimber

Using rich tasks for teaching A level Mathematics
We will work together on some rich tasks offered by Underground Mathematics and consider the different ways in which the resources could be used to develop students' mathematical thinking. We will also discuss how classroom video clips can be used for teacher professional development.

Venue:            University of Leeds, School of Mathematics, Room MALL 1, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:          For more details and to register for the study day please e-mail Alan Slomson.


W P Milne Lecture for Sixth Formers: Are large databases good for your health?

21 March 2018

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                W P Milne Lecture for Sixth Formers - Are large databases good for your health?

Presenter:       Dr Paul Baxter – Associate Professor in Biostatistics - University of Leeds

Date:               Wednesday, March 21st 2018

Time:               2.30pm-3.30pm

Summary:       The big increase in computing power over recent years has made it possible to routinely record large volumes of information about our daily lives (and especially our health). Statistics is the essential tool for making sense of the huge quantities of data available. There are many exciting challenges – often the data that are missing or poorly recorded are at least as informative as the data that are present. The real strength of such databases comes when they are linked together to see the bigger picture, but how do we do this, and should we worry that our privacy is being invaded? In this talk we look at these issues through examples ranging from goals in world cup football to survival following a heart attack.

This lecture forms part of the Leeds Festival of Science. Places at the lecture are free but must be booked in advance.

Venue:             University of Leeds, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:          Alan Slomson  

                        Places at the lecture are free but must be booked in advance.


A story of Mathematics told through my stamp collection

9 June 2018

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                A story of Mathematics told through my stamp collection

Presenter:       Jane Turnbull - YBMA

Date:               Saturday,  9th June 2018

Time:               2pm for 2:30pm

Summary:       A chance to have a look at some of my stamp (and other related philatelic items) collection which tells a history of mathematics. You will be able to hear about a selection of my favourite bits and for those of you who enjoyed the talk last year there will definitely be a new selection for you to see.

Venue:             University of Leeds,  School of Mathematics, Room MALL 1, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:          Alan Slomson  

Extra Note:      The YBMA AGM (at the same venue) will follow this presentation.


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