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26 September 2018
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
Contact: Please contact Richard Perring at as spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
6 February 2019
Branch: Exeter MA/ATM
Presenter: Dietmar Küchemann
Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 6.15pm – 8pm (coffee from 6pm)
Summary: In 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
Contact: Please email Richard Perring as spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.