MA ATM London Branch

London Maths is the web site of the London MA and ATM Branch www.londonmaths.org.uk.

Contacts

To find out about future events, send an email to:  Mark Horley

London Branch Past Events

Events

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.

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Branch contact: Mark Horley 


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 


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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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.

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Developing mathematical fluency through 'Etudes'

6 October 2018

Branch:  London

Title: Developing mathematical fluency through "Etudes"

Summary:  This session will explore some ‘mathematical etudes’ that are intended to develop students’ fluency in important mathematical processes in ways that are more interesting than traditional exercises.

For our first session of the year, we are thrilled to welcome Colin Foster, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of Leicester.  Colin has written nearly 200 articles, both academic papers and articles for teacher professional journals, as well as 13 books many of which can be freely accessed at http://www.foster77.co.uk .  In this session, Colin will share some ‘mathematical etudes’ that are intended to develop students’ fluency in important mathematical processes in ways that are more interesting than traditional exercises. We will discuss how such tasks can be designed and used in the classroom.

Presenter: Colin Foster

Date:   Saturday, 6th October

Time:  10 am to 12.30 pm

Venue:  UCL Institute of Education

Venue Address:  Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Branch Contact name and email:  Mark Horley 

Door Charge:  £10  (cash to be collected on the day) which will also cover you for the 5 remaining sessions of the 18/19 academic year. Free for Trainee Teachers in their ITT year.  Receipts will be provided on request.

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