Branch Events

2019-20 Branch Events Calendar

 

The Symbols and the Symbolised

11 June 2020

Title The Symbols and the Symbolised

Abstract:  We can be lured into thinking that the symbols we use in mathematics are the mathematics itself. During the session we will explore ways in which learners might be given some control over symbolising these situations themselves.  Pete Griffin is Assistant Director in the Secondary Team at NCETM and has had a varied career in teaching, advisory work and higher education. He is well known for his engaging CPD session

Date:  Thursday, 11th June 2020 4.00-6.30 (please note later finish time)

(All meetings begin at 4.30 with tea/coffee provided from 4pm)

Venue:  Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PQ

Contacts:  Lynne McClure (lynne.mcclure@cambridgemaths.org),  Mark Dawes (md437@cam.ac.uk),  Ems Lord (ell35@cam.ac.uk), Luke Rolls (lukerolls@me.com)


2020 Joint Branch event

30 April 2020

Joint MA/ATM Branch event

Event Title:  tba

Presenter:  Mark McCourt

Date:  30th April 2020

Time:  18:00 - 20:00

Summary:  tba

Venue:  Exeter Maths School

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

Cost: 

Branch 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.


Mathematical Reasoning, Justification and Proof

28 March 2020

Title:  Mathematical Reasoning, Justification and Proof

Presenter: Charlie Gilderdale, NRICH 

Summary:  In this workshop Charlie Gilderdale from NRICH will select some of his favourite problems and show how they can be used to introduce students to mathematical reasoning, justification and proof, so that they can learn to develop convincing arguments.

Date: Saturday 28 March 2020

Time: 10:00 to 12:30

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

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 Here:

Contact:  Mark Horley 

 


NRICH: Maximising the potential of our rich mathematical resources in your classroom

11 February 2020

Title:  NRICH:  Maximising the potential of our rich mathematical resources in your classroom

Abstract:  In this highly practical session, members of the NRICH team will introduce some of their latest rich mathematical resources alongside classroom practitioners who will share their insights into maximising their potential with your learners. Be prepared to explore, reflect and have fun! NRICH was recently recognised as Resource of the Year at the Above and Beyond Awards and continues to attract huge worldwide interest in both our resources and professional development opportunities, including our attempt with Maths Week England to deliver the world’s largest-ever mathematics lesson.

Date:  Tuesday, 11th February 2020 4.30  - 6pm  (All meetings begin at 4.30 with tea/coffee provided from 4pm)

Venue:  University of Cambridge, Faculty of Mathematics, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA

Contacts:  Lynne McClure (lynne.mcclure@cambridgemaths.org),  Mark Dawes (md437@cam.ac.uk),  Ems Lord (ell35@cam.ac.uk), Luke Rolls (lukerolls@me.com)


Escher's Horses

5 February 2020

Joint MA/ATM Branch event

Event Title:  Escher’s Horses

Presenter:  Dr Bob Burn

Date:  5th February 2020

Time:   18:00 - 20:00

Summary:  tba

Venue:  Exeter Maths School

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

Cost:  Free

Branch 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.

 


Variation Theory

1 February 2020

Branch: Manchester ATM-MA

Title:   Variation Theory

Date:  Saturday, 1 February 2020.

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

Summary:   Participants will share their experiences of Variation. 

Venue:    Manchester University, Ellen Wilkinson Building B4.3

Contact:   For more information Rosa Archer  


Trafalgar

28 January 2020

Branch:  Sussex

Title:  Trafalgar

Presenter:  Peter Ransom

Date:   28th January 2020

Time:  5pm

Summary:  tba

Venue:  Burgess Hill School for Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0EG

Branch Contact name/email:  Dr. Paul Harris

Door Charge:  n/a


Visible Maths Pedagogy

25 January 2020

 

Title: Visible Maths Pedagogy

Presenters: Alba Fejzo and Tiago Carvalho

Summary: The Visible Maths Pedagogy participatory action research project, based at Stoke Newington School, is a collaboration between Alba Fejzo and Tiago Carvalho (both mathematics teachers at the school) and Dr. Pete Wright (UCL Institute of Education). The study focuses on developing strategies teachers can use to make their pedagogy more visible, i.e. to help all students recognise their intentions as teachers, whilst adopting progressive approaches to teaching secondary mathematics in mixed attainment groups. It aims to explore the potential of these strategies to reduce the large gaps in mathematics achievement existing between children from different socio-economic groups. In this session we will model some of the activities and strategies developed through the project and discuss some of the findings. You can find out more about the project at: www.visiblemathspedagogy.wordpress.com

Date and Time: Sat, 25 January 2020  10:00 – 12:30 GMT

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

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 here:

Branch contact:  Mark Horley

 


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:


The importance of multiple interpretations

28 November 2019

Category:        Branch Event

Branch:            MA ATM Birmingham Branch

Title:               The importance of multiple interpretations

Presenter:       Peter Mattock (Brockington College)

Date:                Thursday 28th November 2019

Time:               19.00 for 19.15 start. Finishing 20.45.

Summary:        It is often useful to make sense of mathematical ideas in multiple ways. When learners have a limited view of a mathematical idea it can mean that certain questions can be difficult to understand. This session will highlight the importance of having multiple ways of making sense of a mathematical idea, and explore some particular mathematical ideas.

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

Cost:               Free for MA and ATM members, £2 otherwise.

Booking:          Book your place    

Contact:         Tom Francome

Notice:            For this interested this event will be preceded by the AGM – 18.15-19.00


Bridging the Gap with Manipulatives

25 November 2019

Date:  Monday, 25th November 2019

Time:  5.30 – 7.30 with refreshments from 5pm

TitleBridging the Gap with Manipulatives

Summary:  We will look at use of manipulatives at KS2 & KS3/4 with contributions from primary and secondary colleagues.

Venue:  the University of Reading London Road campus

ContactLaura Teague for further details and a map if required.


Classroom resources and research on Global Citizenship and Mathematics

20 November 2019

Date:  Wednesday, 20th November

Time:  4:30 - 6 p.m.

Presenter:  Gill Adams, Sheffield Hallam University

Summary:  Gill will share activities, classroom resources and research on Global Citizenship and Mathematics. Gill Adams is a research tutor and the course leader for the Doctorate in Education. 

In addition, we would like to invite maths educators who would like to share some research or any projects you are involved in, to get in contact because we are hoping to introduce a 'research slot' during the forthcoming sessions.

The aim of this meeting is 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.

Venue:  Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building, Room 12:5:14.

Contact:  Lisa Ashmore


Making sense of school algebra and pre-algebra

16 November 2019

Speaker:  Dietmar Küchemann

Title:  Making sense of school algebra and pre-algebra

Summary:  ATM recently published Algebradabra, a set of tasks written by Dietmar with the aim of taking a fresh look at school algebra. The tasks are intended to help students make sense of school algebra, by focussing on structure and by giving some indication of the ‘purpose and utility’ of algebra. Following on from the London Branch meeting of May 2018, Dietmar will work through some more of the tasks and provide an opportunity for participants to share any experiences they might have had trying them with their students. Algebradabra is aimed principally at KS3 and KS4, but in this session you will also have a go at some early- or pre-algebra tasks aimed more at KS2 which are under development. Dietmar will be looking for your feedback on these!

Date and Time:  Sat, 16 November 2019  10:00 – 12:30 GMT

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

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 here.

Branch contact: Mark Horley


The Room in the Elephant

3 December 2019

Title:  The Room in the Elephant

Presenter:  Chris Pritchard

Date:   Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

Time:  4:30pm

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

Venue:  Lancing College, Lancing, BN15 0RW.

Branch Contact name/email:  Dr. Paul Harris  

Door Charge:  n/a


Collaborative Lesson Research: What can we learn from Japanese models of professional development?

7 November 2019

Title:  Collaborative Lesson Research: What can we learn from Japanese models of professional development?

Abstract:  The Collaborative Lesson Research (CLR) is an independent group of educators with an objective to improve student learning and teaching practices through collaborative action research in classrooms.  CLR takes its inspiration from Lesson Study methods used in Japan, which is a key factor behind Japan’s excellence in teaching practices and well-trained teachers.  CLR promotes the development and dissemination of high quality Lesson Study practices adapted to fit the UK environment.

Date:  Thursday 7th November 2019, 4:30 - 6pm  All meetings begin at 4.30pm with tea/coffee provided from 4pm.

Venue:  University of Cambridge, Faculty of Mathematics, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA.

Contacts:  Lynne McClure (lynne.mcclure@cambridgemaths.org), Mark Dawes (md437@cam.ac.uk), 

                 Ems Lord (ell35@cam.ac.uk), Luke Rolls (lukerolls@me.com)


Spring 2019 Conferences

2 November 2019

Title: Feedback from spring conferences

Presenter: Sylwia Glazewska and Abisoye Akinpelu (ATM) Mick Blaylock (MA)

Date:  Saturday, 2 November 2019

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

Venue:  Manchester University, Ellen Wilkinson Building B4.3

Contact:  for more information, please contact Rosa Archer


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: 


Is there such a thing as a fair voting system?

25 September 2019

Title:  Is there such a thing as a fair voting system?

Presenter: Jorj Kowszun

Date:   Wednesday, 25th September 2019

Time:  4:30pm

Summary:  In this talk, we will explore some of the more common voting methods used around the world and try to answer the question “which systems are fair?”

Venue: BHASVIC (Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College), 205 Dyke Road, Hove, BN3 6EG

Branch Contact name/emailDr. Paul Harris  

Door Charge:  n/a


Maths on the Back of an Envelope

21 September 2019

 

Title: Maths on the Back of an Envelope 

Presenter:  Rob Eastaway

Summary: The convenience and speed of calculators has led us to believe that a number is only right when it is quoted to several decimal places. But maths is not always about getting precisely the right answer - and often a rough answer can offer more insights. This session looks at the perils of precision and the art of everyday estimation. From working out the chance of unusual coincidences, to a quick method for answering a vintage Who wants to be a Millionaire? question, Rob explores the rich topic of maths that can be done on the back of an envelope.

Date:  Saturday, 21 September 2019

Time: 10:00 - 12:30

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

Book Here

Contact: Mark Horley  mark.horley@gmail.com


LivMS AGM

17 September 2019

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  LivMS AGM

Presenter:  Colin Mercure

Date:   Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Time:    5pm

Venue:  LJMU, Byrom Street, Room 705

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.

 

 


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.


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.

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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.