MA ATM Exeter Branch

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For news of future meetings, please send an email to Richard Perring

Exeter Branch Past Events

Events

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.

 


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.

 

 


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.