Branch Events

2018/19 Branch Events Calendar

 

Christmas Lecture

12 December 2019

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  Christmas Lecture

Presenter:  Tom Rocks Maths  (aka Tom Crawford)

Date:   Thursday, 12th December 2019

Time:    2pm – 3pm

Summary:  tba

Venue:  Liverpool University

Branch Contact:  Peter Giblin 

Door Charge: 


The YBMA Famous Christmas Quiz

3 December 2019

Branch:  Yorkshire Branch

Title:      The YBMA Famous Christmas Quiz

Date:  Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Time:  7.30 pm

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

Contact:  To book places and for other enquiries Alan Slomson 

Cost:


From Hip Hop to AI: The Power of Real-World Mathematics

17 October 2019

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  From Hip Hop to AI: The Power of Real-World Mathematics

Presenter:  Nira Chamberlain

Date:   Thursday, 17th October 2019

Time:    5.30pm – 6.30pm

Summary:  tba

Venue:  University of Liverpool, Lecture Room B, Central Teaching Hub. L69 7BX

Branch Contact:  Peter Giblin

Door Charge: 


Let's work together: Effective collaboration in the mathematics classroom

3 October 2019

Branch:  Yorkshire Branch

Title:  Let's work together: Effective collaboration in the mathematics classroom

Presenters:  Ems Lord

Date:   Thursday, 3 October 2019

Time:  7.30 pm

Summary:  A talk by the current Mathematical Association President, Ems Lord, Director of NRICH.  In this highly interactive workshop, Ems will share some of her favourite rich mathematical activities, exploring ways to maximise their potential for developing collaborative problem solving skills. During the session, Ems will offer an insider's guide to the NRICH website, including top tips for classes hoping to see their solutions published on NRICH.

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

Contact:  To book places and for other enquiries Alan Slomson 

Cost:

 


LivMS AGM to be confirmed

17 September 2019

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  LivMS AGM (to be confirmed)

Presenter: 

Date:   Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Time:    5pm

Venue:  tba

Branch Contact:  Peter Giblin 

Door Charge: 


tba

17 September 2019

Branch:  Exeter MA/ATM

Title:  tba

Presenter:    Colin Foster

Date:  Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Time:  6.15pm – 8.00pm  (coffee from 6.00pm)      

Summary:  tba

Venue:  Exeter Mathematics School

Cost:    Free

Contact:  Please email Richard Perring if you would like to come so that we can make sure there’s enough coffee!  Places limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

 


Birmingham Branch Event - A Favourite Lesson

11 July 2019

A favourite lesson

When:   Thursday 11th July 2019 19.00-20.45

Where:   School of Education, University of Birmingham 
Room G39 (Ground floor, diagonally right from the lift) 

 Kyle Gurney (Bournville School) ,  Sam Brace (Tudor Grange Academy Solihull) 

This session will be a sharing of each of our favourite lessons. Sam and Kyle are both secondary teachers. 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. 

Free if you are a member of MA/ ATM or £2 otherwise 
Please book your place using the following link 
https://forms.gle/qGqqyGdE2E9pRzcp7  


Supporting Low Attaining Students - Equals Online

29 June 2019

London MA/ATM

Supporting Low Attaining Students - Equals Online

Summary: Equals online is a free magazine, published by the MA, designed to support and inspire practitioners that work with students who find learning mathematics challenging. From early years to further education, the team at Equals aim to offer ideas, resources and start conversations that improves provision for most vulnerable learners.  Our session will offer ideas and resources that you can take back into your classroom and provide an opportunity to discuss and share how best to support your students.

The current, and past editions, of Equals here

Presenters: Alan Edmiston is the current editor of Equals. He has taught both maths and science across Key Stages 1 - 4 and has been supporting schools for 20 years with CAME and CASE (Cognitive Acceleration through Maths and Science). Most recently he has been developing a resource pack, which he will be sharing in his session, with three different maths Hubs that will provide teachers with activities they can use to get a sense of how their SEND pupils look at the world. These activities can therefore be used to help them make professional decisions to support the learning of the weakest pupils at Key Stage 3.

Peter Jarrett Peter has extensive knowledge in maths learning, and maths learning difficulties throughout the UK, and is highly regarded within his field. His current roles include: Chair of the British Dyslexia Association, Dyscalculia Committee and the SASC Working Group on the Assessment of Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Advisor to the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Maths Hubs, on the editorial board of Equals Online, writes and lectures on maths learning and maths learning difficulties throughout the UK. Peter is Managing Director Tutorum Training. Tutorum Training provides Functional Skills learning to Apprentices using an AI informed blended learning approach and learning support services to independent training providers, schools and colleges.

Date: Sat, 29 June 2019,

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

Location: UCL Institute of Education, Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Door charge:  If you have already attended a #LondonMaths event this academic year and paid your £10, you are covered.  If not, all we ask is that you have a good look at the bookstall and help the MA / ATM by buying something.

Book your place here.


Back of an Envelope Maths - How would you teach this?

29 June 2019

East Midlands Joint MA/ATM Branch Session / Teaching Committee Meeting

Title: Back of an Envelope Maths - How would you teach this?

Date: Saturday 29 June 2019 - 09:30 to 12:15

Summary:  This session is going to include a meeting of The Mathematical Association Teaching Committee.  Teaching Committee (TC) plays an important role in the MA by giving a voice to teachers through the three sub-committees. Primary, 11-16, Post-16.

There will be a chance to discuss the 2019 GCSE and SATs.  There will be a visit to the David Wilson Library for MA members to view some of the rare and valuable books held in the MA’s ‘Special Collection’.

It is hoped that you are able to join us and will find the session useful.  We will try to get both MA and ATM Bookstalls where you will be able to see a selection of the latest books and resources.

Venue:  School of Museum Studies Building, 19 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RF

Contact:  Unfortunately, this meeting does clash with the MEI Conference but if you wish to share any of your own views, drop an email to

Book the event here.

 

 


The symbols and the symbolised

26 June 2019

Branch:  Exeter MA/ATM

Title:  The symbols and the symbolised

Presenter:    Pete Griffin - Assistant Director in the Secondary team at the NCETM

Date:  Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Time:  6.15pm – 8.00pm  (coffee from 6.00pm)      

Summary:  We can be lured into thinking that the symbols we use in mathematics are the mathematics itself. During the session we will explore some mathematical situations and think about ways in which learners might be given some control over symbolising these situations themselves.  Suitable for teachers of mathematics from upper primary or secondary schools.

Pete began his career as a secondary teacher of mathematics and taught in secondary schools for 8 years, firstly in North London and then in Hertfordshire. He moved into Local Authority advisory work in 1986 first as an advisory teacher and then as a mathematics adviser and remained in this role for 20 years, working in two large local authorities (with a brief secondment to work at the Open University as a lecturer in mathematics education from 1988 to 1990). It is during this time that he became involved in designing professional development opportunities for both primary and secondary colleagues and became convinced of the importance of a rich and varied provision of CPD for all teachers.

Venue:  Exeter Mathematics School

Cost:    Free

Contact:  Please email Richard Perring if you would like to come so that we can make sure there’s enough coffee!  Places limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 


LivMS Presidential Lecture

20 June 2019

Title:  Thinking of Applying to do Maths at University? Some things you might need to know.

Presenter:  Colin Mercure, Assistant Principal, Cowley International College and LivMS President.

Date:   Thursday, 20th June 2019

Time:   5.30pm-6.30pm

Summary:  The lecture is likely to include: The difference between university maths and A Level maths. Maths admissions tests and which universities will want you to do them. Interviews and which universities are likely to want you to do them. Likely entrance requirements for different universities. Potential careers for students who do maths degrees. What to put in a personal statement. What maths books/films etc to read/view.

Venue:  University of Liverpool, Lecture Room B, Central Teaching Hub. L69 7BX.

Branch Contact:  Peter Giblin

Door Charge:  This lecture is suitable for sixth-formers and teachers.  No tickets. Free to all sixth-formers and members of LivMS, otherwise £4 payable on the door.


Every classroom has a mix of attainments and future potentials.

10 June 2019

MA ATM Cambridge Branch

Title:  Every classroom has a mix of attainments and future potentials.

Presenter: Mike Ollerton

Date:   Monday, 10 June 2019

Time:  4.30-6.00, doors open at 4

Summary:  Mike is passionate about making mathematics accessible, interesting and enjoyable to those he teaches so prepare for a hands on session to end the year!

Venue:  Hosted by Faculty of Education, Donald Macintyre Building, 184 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PQ

Branch Contact name/email:  Lynne McClure

Door Charge:  Members free, non-members £5


Maths Mashup

8 June 2019

Branch:  Yorkshire Branch

Title:  Maths Mashup

Presenters:  Members of the YBMA

Date:   Saturday, 8 June 2019

Time:   2pm for 2.30pm

Summary:   Members of the YBMA have ten minute slots to show us some mathematics that they find particularly interesting.  We’d love to see you, and if you’d like to share, please feel free to bring some maths along with you.  All welcome – bring your friends.

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

Contact:  To book places and for other enquiries Alan Slomson 

The event will be followed by the YBMA AGM for 2019 at about 3.30pm


Using Heuristics in Teaching for Mastery, problem solving

18 May 2019

Title: Using Heuristics in Teaching for Mastery, problem solving.

Presenter: Simon Mazumder

Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019,

Time: Meet at 10:00 for 10:30 start and finish at 12:30

Summary: Looking at some problems and some teaching contexts where heuristics have been used to develop deeper mathematical understanding. There will be an opportunity for colleagues to engage in problem solving and also some examples of KS3 (Y7) lessons will be given for introducing surds and irrational numbers, and plotting sine graphs.

Venue:  Manchester University, Ellen Wilkinson Building B4.3

Cost:

Contact:  for more information, please contact Rosa Archer


An A Level Further Maths Special with Jonny Griffiths

11 May 2019

Branch:  London

Title:   An A Level Further Maths Special with Jonny Griffiths

Summary:  This session will entail Jonny Griffiths leading us through a selection of his latest Risps. Here's his explanation: 

"Back in 2005, I began to write my Risps (short for Rich Starting Points) website, with the backing of the Gatsby Foundation. It took a year, and by the end of that time I’d posted forty pure investigative activities for A Level Maths. Since then, the site has gradually become popular, and that’s happened alongside a growing interest in using open tasks to teach mathematics at all levels. A couple of years ago, I took what seemed to me to be the obvious next step; how about a collection of risps for pure Further Maths A Level? It could be argued that Further Maths sees a larger percentage of teacher exposition than elsewhere, and yet FM students are often well-suited to self-study and tackling problems under their own steam. Over the next two years, I wrote Further Risps, and I’ve recently self-published that both as a hard copy book and as a pdf. I don’t stick to any particular syllabus, but any Further Maths teacher should find that the majority of the forty tasks here will be adaptable for their students’ situation. I hope during my workshop to encourage people to try a task from the collection, and then enter into a discussion about how such material can sensibly be integrated into an A Level course. I also hope to offer some tips on how a teacher might write open tasks of their own."

Presenter:  Jonny Griffiths

Date:   Saturday, 11 May 2019

Time:  10 to 12.30

Location: UCL Institute of Education, Elvin Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Door Charge:  The charge will be £10 cash to be collected on the door unless you have already attended an event this academic year and already paid your £10.  All sessions are free for teachers in their initial training year.

Book your place here.

Branch contact: Mark Horley 


To Infinity and Beyond

3 April 2019

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                To Infinity and Beyond  (Booking for this event is now closed)

Presenter:       Dr Katie Chicot  (Open University/MathsWorldUK)

Date:               Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Time:               2.30-3.30pm

Summary:        W P Milne Lecture for Sixth Formers

Venue:             University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT 

Contact:          For more details and to book places for the W.P.Milne lecture and the above options go to www.leeds.ac.uk/festivalofscience and use the online booking form. Enquiries to festivalofscience@leeds.ac.uk

Cost:                Attendance at this lecture is free, but places must be booked in advance.   Booking is now closed.


Variation Theory – dispelling the myths

19 March 2019

MA ATM Cambridge Branch

Title:  Variation Theory – dispelling the myths

Presenter: Geoff Wake and Lucy Rycroft-Smith

Date:   Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Time:  4.30-6.00, doors open at 4

Summary:  Variation theory is much talked about and often misunderstood. Come and discuss what it is and ways of incorporating it into classroom practice.

Venue:  Hosted by NRICH, Centre of Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA

Branch Contact name/email:  Lynne McClure

Door Charge:  Members free, non-members £5


Geometry

16 March 2019

Presenter: Don Steward

Title: Geometry

Summary:  MEDIAN is a large collection of classroom tasks that promote thinking and sense-making. Don Steward has worked for many years to collect and disseminate what he views as effective ideas for teaching. He shares these via his popular blog. In this session Don will present ideas for a wide range of geometry tasks, promoting the use of squared dotty paper (as Pierre Van Hiele recommended).

Date:   Saturday, 16th march 2019

Time:  10am - 12.30pm

Location: UCL Institute of Education, Elvin Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Door Charge:  The charge will be £10 cash to be collected on the door unless you have already attended an event this academic year and already paid your £10.  All sessions are free for teachers in their initial training year.

Book your place here

Branch Contact:   Mark Horley 


Enriching the teaching of A-level Statistics: a Study Day for Teachers - CANCELLED

9 March 2019

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Event is CANCELLED

Title:                Enriching the teaching of A-level Statistics: a Study Day for Teachers

Presenters:     Stella Dudzic (MEI Currculum Programme Leader), Darren Macey (Framework Developer Cambridge Mathematics)

Date:               Saturday, 9th March 2019

Time:              11am-3pm

Summary:      Morning Workshop Some Statistical Starters - Stella Dudzic.

                        Afternoon Workshop Statistical Software and Simulation in the Classroom - Darren Macey.

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

Contact:         Alan Slomson 

Cost:               £30 (including lunch and other refreshments)


Annual Problem Drive

4 March 2019

TitleAnnual Problem Drive

Presenter: Sussex Branch Committee

Date: Monday, 4 March 2019

Time:  4.30-6.30pm

Summary:  The Problem Drive consists of five rounds (each of 10-15 minutes duration) with three problems to solve in each round (so they are not working with the same team in each round).  At the end, there are prizes for participants with the highest scores.

Venue:  Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton BN2 5RQ.

Branch Contact: Paul Harris  

Door Charge:  n/a


Pop Maths Quiz

2 March 2019

Title:  Pop Maths Quiz

Presenters:  Barry Grantham, Tony Carter, Ian Jarman

Date:   Saturday, 2 March 2019

Time:   10am-2pm

Summary:  The Pop Maths Quiz is a TEAM competition that runs a bit like a pub quiz but without any alcohol!  Teams consist of four students (under 19 years) who, during the Quiz, work as a team to attempt to solve a number of questions on a wide range of mathematical topics.  They then have the opportunity to give their answers via an electronic response system.  Not all questions require specific A-level maths knowledge but all questions have a mathematical flavour.

Venue:  Liverpool John Moores University, James Parsons Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF

Branch Contact:  Barry Grantham  

Door Charge:  n/a


Are women safer drivers? Are Saudi Arabia women safe drivers?

13 February 2019

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  Are women safer drivers? Are Saudi Arabia women safe drivers?

Presenter: Corina Constantinescu, University of Liverpool.

Date:  Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019

Time:   5pm

Summary:  Pricing car insurance is a complex mathematical problem. It accounts for the likelihood of having a future accident/claim. Many factors could describe this likelihood, one of them being the age and another one the gender of the driver. What do you think could happen in Saudi Arabia where women were recently allowed to drive, and all of a sudden the drivers’ population will have women of all ages as new drivers? Should we expect more accidents? Or fewer? More severe, or less severe? Should the insurance companies charge women more than men? Let's try to answer these together.

This talk is for Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.

 

Venue:  Lecture Room C, Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool, L69 7BX  Building 221 on the map

Contact email:  Peter Giblin  

Door Charge:  Free to all students and members of LivMS. Others pay £4.


Algebradabera!

6 February 2019

Branch: Exeter MA/ATM

Title:  Algebradabera!

Presenter:  Dietmar Küchemann

Date:  6 February 2019

Time:   6.15pm – 8pm (coffee from 6pm)

SummaryIn early 2018, Dietmar started posting sets of algebra tasks on Twitter (via his alter ego @ProfSmudge) and writing more extensively about them in a blog at http://mathsmed.co.uk/ALGblog/.  The tasks are intended to help students make sense of school algebra, by focussing on structure. Some of the tasks will help teachers, as well as students, think about the ‘purpose and utility’ of algebra.  In this interactive session, Dietmar will work through some of the tasks and consider how they might be used in the classroom and will share any experiences participants might have had of trying them with their students.  In the past 10 years Dietmar has worked mainly on the ICCAMS project, where, through close collaboration with teachers and interviews with small groups of students, he helped develop lesson materials in algebra and multiplicative reasoning.  The focus has been on Key Stage 3, though the materials are also relevant to younger and older age groups.  Dietmar is now semi-retired and divides his time between London and a quiet retreat on the edge of Exmoor.

Suitable for teachers of mathematics from upper primary or secondary schools.

Venue:  Exeter Mathematics School, Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3PU

Cost:  Free

Contact:  Please email Richard Perring as spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.


Shanghai Maths

24 January 2019

MA ATM Birmingham Branch

Title:               Shanghai Maths

Presenters:     Yuanyuan Zhu, Huifen Jin

Date:               Thursday 24th January 2019

Time:               7 pm – 9 pm.

Summary:       A session about Shanghai maths, following a visit by Lauren Johnston (Tudor Grange Academy) to Shanghai and now Yuanyuan Zhu and Huifen Jin from Shanghai who will be here in Birmingham, teaching our students. They will be here to talk about the planning, teaching and curriculum in Shanghai and getting us to do some Shanghai mathematics!

Venue:            Room G39 (ground floor), School of Education, University of Birmingham.  The building is R19 on the map:  http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/university/edgbaston-campus-map.pdf

Contact:         Please send an email to t.j.francome@bham.ac.uk to book your place as its likely to be a popular event.


Topics in Depth / Asking Better Questions

19 January 2019

Branch:  London

Title:  Topics in Depth / Asking Better Questions

Presenters: Jo Morgan and Ed Southall

Summary:  For our third session of the year we are very lucky to have two sessions led by two fantastic maths teachers.  Jo is a Lead Practitioner at Harris Federation in London.  She writes the website Resourceaholic where she shares teaching ideas and resources for secondary mathematics. Jo is a member of the TES Maths Panel and AQA Expert Panel and a regular guest on Mr Barton's podcast.  Jo's workshop is about the process of teaching a topic in depth. The focus will be on index notation and index laws. In this session, teachers will reflect on their approaches, consider misconceptions and best practice, and discover new resources to use in their lessons.

Ed has taught in education for 14 years in a variety of roles and is currently the PGCE course leader at Huddersfield University, and a maths education specialist for both Primary and Secondary teacher training. He is currently studying for a PhD and is the author of two books, "Yes, But Why: Teaching for Understanding in Mathematics" and 'Geometry Snacks' with Vincent Pantaloni. Ed blogs at SolveMyMaths .  Ed's session will look at "Asking Better Questions". Enhanced subject knowledge can lead to stronger, deeper questions that allow for teachers to uncover more misconceptions and analyse how much students understand topics beyond algorithms.

Date:   19th January 2019

Time:  10 am - 12.30 pm

Venue:  UCL Institute of Education

Venue Address:  Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Branch Contact :  Mark Horley 

Door Charge:  £10  collected in cash on the door, unless you have already attended an event this academic year and already paid your £10.  All sessions are free for Trainee Teachers in their initial training year.

Please sign up via Eventbrite.


Enigma and the Secret World of Code Breaking

13 December 2018

Liverpool Branch

CHRISTMAS LECTURE - sponsored by Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool

Title:  Enigma and the Secret World of Code Breaking

Presenter: James Grime, University of Cambridge.

Date:  Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

Time:  2pm

Summary:  For as long as we have had secrets we have had secret messages. We present a look at the fascinating history and mathematics of codes and code breaking - from ancient Greece to the present day - including a demonstration of an original WWII Enigma Machine!

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. James now runs The Enigma Project and travels the world giving public talks on the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking. James is also a presenter of the YouTube channel numberphile.

 

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address: 

Contact email:  Peter Giblin  

Door Charge:  tbc


Our Famous Christmas Quiz!

4 December 2018

Branch:          Yorkshire Branch 

Title:                Our Famous Christmas Quiz!

Presenter:       YBMA reps

Date:               Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Time:               7.30 pm

Summary:       Seasonal refreshments and prizes for all!

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

Contact:          Alan Slomson 

Cost:               


The Room in the Elephant

4 December 2018

Branch Event:  Sussex

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO A VIRUS OUTBREAK AT THE VENUE

Title:  The Room in the Elephant

Suitable for students in Y9-Y13, this is a talk about many aspects of area, but not the aspects found in textbooks!

Presenter: Chris Pritchard

Date: Tuesday, 4th December 2018   

Time:  4:30pm

Venue:  Lancing College,

Venue Address:  Lancing, BN15 0RW

Branch Contact name/email:  Dr. Paul Harris  p.j.harris@brighton.ac.uk

Door Charge:  n/a


Every class is a mixed attainment class

24 November 2018

Branch:  London

Title:  Every class is a mixed attainment class

Summary:  In this session we start with the idea that every class contains students with a mix of attainments, interests, stickability, and stuckability! As such offering students accessible tasks which can be developed to different depths is an essential part of lesson planning.  Participants will be invited to work on some mathematics and intersperse this with discussions about how any of the tasks might be simplified or extended.  The tasks will be suitable for learners from Year 5 to Year 11 but it is likely that the ideas will be applicable to all ages. 

Presenter: Mike Ollerton

Date:   24th November 2018

Time:  10 am – 12.30 pm

Venue:  UCL Institute of Education

Venue Address:  Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Branch Contact :  Mark Horley 

Door Charge:  £10  collected in cash on the door, unless you have already attended an event this academic year and already paid your £10.  All sessions are free for Trainee Teachers in their initial training year.

Please sign up via Eventbrite.


Research round-up

15 November 2018

MA ATM Cambridge Branch

Title:  Research round-up

Presenter:  various

Date:   Thursday, 15 November 2018

Time:  4.30-6.00, doors open at 4pm

Summary:  A repeat of our very popular session last year in which local teachers and researchers invite us to share, question and comment on the findings of their latest research.

Venue:  Cambridge University Primary School partnered with the Chartered College, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB03 0Q

Branch Contact name/email:  Lynne McClure

Door Charge:  Members free, non-members £5


Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract

18 October 2018

Branch:           MA ATM Birmingham Branch

Title:               Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract

Presenters:    Elizabeth Bridgett (Mathematics Mastery)

Date:              Thursday, 18th October 2018

Time:              7pm for 7.15pm start. Finish 8.45pm

Summary:      In this session we will look at how a Concrete Pictorial Abstract approach can be used to both support and challenge school students of all ages.  We will consider how this approach can strengthen conceptual understanding and develop problem solving in all students.  Expect to do lots of maths.

Venue:           School of Education, University of Birmingham, Room G39 (Ground floor)

Cost:               Free if you are a member of the MA or ATM, otherwise £2

Contact:         Please email Tom Francome at  to help him refreshment numbers.


A Lesson Without Opportunity To Generalise Mathematically, Is Not A Mathematics Lesson

15 October 2018

Event Title:  A Lesson Without Opportunity To Generalise Mathematically, Is Not A Mathematics Lesson

Presenter:  John Mason

Summary:  Participants will be invited to consider this conjecture by engaging in tasks which highlight the central role of generalisation in every mathematics lesson, from KS1 through KS4 (and of course beyond!).

Date:  15th October 2018  (NB date was 30/10/18)

Time:   4.30 pm  (refreshments 4 pm)

Venue:  London Road Campus, University of Reading

Cost:  £5 (includes a £5 book token redeemable at bookstalls on the day)

Branch Contact name:  Please email any enquiries to Laura Teague


Computing the Future

11 October 2018

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  Computing the Future

Presenter: Richard Pinch (formerly Strategic Advisor, Mathematics and Security Research at GCHQ)

Date:  Thursday 11 Oct 2018

Time:  5.30pm – 6.30pm

Summary: New ways of computing, not based on the further micro-miniaturisation of silicon circuits, are emerging as practical realities. The arrival of quantum computing is now a practical consideration for large companies and national and international bodies; and looking a little further ahead, data storage and processing based on the biological properties of DNA have been demonstrated in the laboratory.

Quantum computing is the new buzzword -- Richard Pinch has been looking into what computers will look like after quantum tech arrives and what newer ideas are still on the drawing board. Mathematics -- old, new and as yet unknown -- will be the key to developing and exploiting these new technologies.

This talk is for Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.

 

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address: 

Branch Contact email:   Peter Giblin

Door Charge:  Free to all students and members of LivMS. Others pay £4.


Developing mathematical fluency through 'Etudes'

6 October 2018

Branch:  London

Title: Developing mathematical fluency through "Etudes"

Summary:  This session will explore some ‘mathematical etudes’ that are intended to develop students’ fluency in important mathematical processes in ways that are more interesting than traditional exercises.

For our first session of the year, we are thrilled to welcome Colin Foster, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of Leicester.  Colin has written nearly 200 articles, both academic papers and articles for teacher professional journals, as well as 13 books many of which can be freely accessed at http://www.foster77.co.uk .  In this session, Colin will share some ‘mathematical etudes’ that are intended to develop students’ fluency in important mathematical processes in ways that are more interesting than traditional exercises. We will discuss how such tasks can be designed and used in the classroom.

Presenter: Colin Foster

Date:   Saturday, 6th October

Time:  10 am to 12.30 pm

Venue:  UCL Institute of Education

Venue Address:  Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Branch Contact name and email:  Mark Horley 

Door Charge:  £10  (cash to be collected on the day) which will also cover you for the 5 remaining sessions of the 18/19 academic year. Free for Trainee Teachers in their ITT year.  Receipts will be provided on request.

Please sign up via Eventbrite.


Numbers of Formats of Numbers

26 September 2018

Exeter MA/ATM

Title:            Numbers of Formats of Numbers

Presenter:       John Mason and Anne Watson

Date:               Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Time:               6pm coffee.  Talk 6.15pm – 8pm

Summary/Abstract:  Appreciating multiplicative relationships is one of the challenges faced by many children.  We suspect that encountering a variety of formats for number early on could enrich children’s experience, appreciate and comprehension of number.  Participants will be invited to engage with a variety of tasks based on making sense of various number formats, providing access to topics often delayed until secondary or later

Suitable for both primary and secondary teachers of mathematics.

Venue:  Exeter Mathematics School

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

Cost:    Free

Contact:  Please contact Richard Perring at  as spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.


Practising Mathematics - Developing the Mathematician as Well as the Mathematics

30 June 2018

East Midlands Joint MA/ATM Branch

Title:   Practising Mathematics - Developing the Mathematician as Well as the Mathematics

Presenters:  Dave Hewitt and Tom Francome

When:  Saturday, 30th June

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm

Where: Fraser Noble Hall, Leicester University, Leicester, LE1 7RA

Summary: Practising Mathematics offers a wide selection of ideas for practising the content of the upper primary and secondary mathematics curriculum.  This fascinating session aims to develop the reasoning and problem solving skills that are so vital for success in school and beyond.

Practising Mathematics is an ATM publication that contains a collection of tasks and activities from numerous areas of the mathematics curriculum, including Number Work, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Statistics.

The session will be mainly aimed at Upper KS2, KS3, KS4 but ALL are welcome to attend as there’s sure to be something useful to everyone in the session.

Both MA and ATM Bookstalls will be available at break.  Arrive 9:00am for 9:30am start.

Please sign up using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-midlands-maatm-event-dave-hewitt-tom-francome-tickets-43507996589?aff=es2


Mathematical Games Extravaganza

14 June 2018

Cambridge MA ATM Branch Meeting

Title:  Mathematical Games Extravaganza

Presenters: Cambridge Maths team

Date: Thursday, 14th June 2018

Venue: MAB Building, Faculty of Education, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ

Time:   5 pm – 6.30 pm (4.30 pm coffee and networking)

Contact: To book a place please email Lynne McClure

 


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.


Ideas on how to develop P4C in mathematics

23 May 2018

Branch:  Sheffield

TitleIdeas on how to develop P4C in mathematics

Presenter: Fufy Demissie and others

Date:   Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Time:  4.30 - 6 pm

Summary:  You are warmly invited to the first branch meeting of The Maths Association at Sheffield Hallam University.  This is an exciting opportunity to bring educators from around South Yorkshire together to share ideas and challenge thinking on how mathematics can transform lives in people of different ages, in many different ways.  There will be a contribution from Fufy Demissie who will share some ideas on how to develop P4C in mathematics, which ties in well with some of the ideas around developing talk and thinking in mathematics. 

Venue:  Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building, Room 12.2.18

Branch Contact name/email:  Lisa Ashmore - L.Ashmore@shu.ac.uk

Door Charge:  n/a

 

Tried and Tested

10 March 2018

Branch:  Meridian

Title:  Tried and Tested

Presenter:   Netty Glatter

Summary: The speaker will be bringing some resources she uses in the classroom and then we’re asking everyone to share some resources that they have created/adapted.  This session will be directly relevant to the teachers’ classroom needs rather than ivory tower speculation.

Date:  Saturday, 10 March 2018

Time:  9:30 to 12:30 

Venue: Abbey Junior School’s Abbey Gardens, Northumberland Ave, Reading RG2 7AQ

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Do You Teach Maths?

22 March 2018

Joint MA ATM Cambridge Branch Meeting

Date: 22nd March 2018

Venue: University of Cambridge Primary School, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0QZ (public car parking available nearby).

Time:   5 pm – 6.30 pm (4.30 pm coffee and networking)

Cost: Free for members of MA or ATM (please have your membership number) or £2 student, £5 others

Contact: To book a place please email Lynne McClure  

Please let Lynne know by 15th March enough biscuits are bought!

 


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.


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.


Encouraging Curiosity in Mathematics

3 March 2018

MA ATM London Branch

Presenter: Charlie Gilderdale

Title: Encouraging Curiosity in Mathematics 

Summary: We all know that Charlie will come with some amazing problems. Deceptively simple, but everyone will get their deep thinking brains in gear. Nrich is producing new resources that will encourage curiosity in mathematics. Charlie will be introducing resources from this new project. Always a magical event.

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018

Time: 10:00 to 12:30

Venue: University College London, Institute of Education (UCL/IOE) Room 802 and 804, Main Building on Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Contact: Chris Olley