MA ATM Cambridge Branch

The Inaugural meeting of the MA/ATM Cambridge branch took place on Wednesday 26th March at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge. 50 delegates joined in, coming from schools and colleges in the immediate and wider area. There was excellent representation of each phase - primary, secondary and post 16, plus additional colleagues from the local authority, ITT and local maths ed. projects. Refreshments were available on arrival and this social half hour proved a valuable time to chat with old acquaintances and meet some new faces.

The formal part of the evening began with an update from Lynne McClure (primary), Rachael Horsman (secondary) and Peter Thomas (post-16) on the latest information on changes to the funding, curriculum, assessment, etc.

Fran Watson, the organiser of the NRICH roadshow, then led us in an hour of entertaining mathematical origami.

Good fun was had by all and several attendees have already reported back that they have since used these ideas in their classrooms.
 

Cambridge Branch Past Events

Events

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


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


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