From a humble background and largely self-taught, Benjamin Banneker became an accomplished mathematician and astronomer.
To celebrate the ending of October's Black Mathematician Month, there will be a celebration ceremony on Monday 30th October, at 6 pm in the UCL.
The annual event, first celebrated in the US in 1976, aims to highlight the ongoing struggle for equality and to educate people on the achievements of members of the African diaspora.
A principal objective for the MA is "to promote and support the professional development of teachers", and so its Professional Development Committee organises a range of PD events for teachers of mathematics. The MA is an NCETM accredited provider of mathematics CPD courses and events.
The MA offers a variety of support for primary teachers and primary schools. We have a dedicated primary journal, offering a mixture of theory and practice, as well as ideas for instant classroom use. If you haven’t yet explored our Primary Mathematics Challenge, don’t miss it. It provides a fabulous resource for extending able children and developing problem solving skills with pupils in Y5 and Y6.
The MA, the first subject teaching association ever formed in England, has always focused on developing and supporting school mathematics.
The MA has a long-standing commitment to post-16 mathematics education, in schools, colleges, universities and other settings.