The Cambridge Branch is currently virtual, conducting all this year’s meetings via Zoom. Our year’s programme starts in the autumn, with one meeting in each term, taking place from 4.30 to 6pm. After a short introduction, we hear from phase specialists about the latest activity/policy/assessment/initiative that is affecting them, and publicise other events that members could find of interest. We usually have about 40-50 attendees and anyone wishing to join us this year can do so for free, by contacting Lynne McClure firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the Zoom information in exchange for their contact details.
13 January 2022
Date: Thursday 13th January
Time: 4.30 – 6.00 by Zoom
Rob Eastaway ‘Double Trouble’
Mental arithmetic isn’t what it was. Back in my parents’day, there was a daily need to compute things mentally, but with calculators and spreadsheets always readily to hand, few people have the time or inclination to tot up numbers or multiply things together in your head. But there’s one mental arithmetic skill that’s worth investing in - the ability to double numbers. So we will dabble in the delights of doubling, with ideas for how to make this a fun part of classroom maths in both primary and secondary.
18 May 2022
Date: Wednesday May 18th 2022
Time: 4.30-6.00 by Zoom
Professor Anne Watson - ‘Numbers, numerals, names and so on’
In this session we'll delve into some of these relating to number from Key Stages 1 to 5 and probably generate more questions that answers.
Since retirement from being Professor of Mathematics Education at Oxford I have been exploring deep connections in the content of mathematics curricula. See some of my mumblings and publications about this and other things at pmtheta.com
Watson, A. (2021) Care in Mathematics Education. (pub. Palgrave Macmillan); Watson, Jones, Pratt (2013) Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics (pub. Oxford University Press).