The Meridian MA ATM Branch

The Meridian branch of the MA / ATM had its inaugural meeting in November 2008 in Reading. It aims to attract teachers at all levels of seniority, including before and during initial training, from both the primary and secondary sectors. We regularly meet twice a year, and generally attract about 30-40 attendees to our Saturday morning meetings (usually held in Reading, but our name derives from the area served by the local TV company, which encompasses Berkshire, Hampshire and South Oxford). Our aim is to provide a lively session that is a little different to CPD provided in the week: something worth getting out of bed early on a Saturday for and something to take straight back to our classrooms and enjoy with our pupils. Bookstalls from MA, ATM and Tarquin are also a big draw, as is the opportunity to meet colleagues from other schools. If you live within striking distance please do come and join us at our future meetings. Details will be on this page.

Contact: Elizabeth Glaister


Meridian Branch Past Events

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A Lesson Without Opportunity To Generalise Mathematically, Is Not A Mathematics Lesson

15 October 2018

Event Title:  A Lesson Without Opportunity To Generalise Mathematically, Is Not A Mathematics Lesson

Presenter:  John Mason

Summary:  Participants will be invited to consider this conjecture by engaging in tasks which highlight the central role of generalisation in every mathematics lesson, from KS1 through KS4 (and of course beyond!).

Date:  15th October 2018  (NB date was 30/10/18)

Time:   4.30 pm  (refreshments 4 pm)

Venue:  London Road Campus, University of Reading

Cost:  £5 (includes a £5 book token redeemable at bookstalls on the day)

Branch Contact name:  Please email any enquiries to Laura Teague