15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019
The Mathematical Association and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics are delighted to announce that there will be a jointly badged Annual Conference in 2019 at Chesford Grange, Warwick from 15-18 April. The theme of the conference will be Mathematics. Collaboration. Creativity.
The conference offers members an invaluable opportunity to explore new ideas and make social and professional connections in a stimulating and challenging environment that encourages face-to-face sharing and learning.
Learn first-hand about the latest developments in mathematics education and be inspired by the wide range of sessions available.
What can we learn about teaching mathematics from listening to the students that we teach? In this plenary, I will share some mathematical comments and questions from students (of a variety of ages). In each case, these have made me think more deeply about mathematics and mathematics pedagogy, leading me to ask questions of my own. For example, what is the point of ‘remembering’ when you want to ‘teach for understanding’? What might fluency with facts, procedures and concepts look like, and how can this be related to reasoning and problem solving? And how can we support students in being confident about making mathematical claims, rather than feeling lost and resorting to guessing and hoping?
Bio: Colin Foster is an Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Leicester. His research interests in mathematics education focus on the design of rich mathematical tasks and ways in which teachers can use and adapt them in the classroom to support the students' conceptual understanding of mathematics.
Programme (draft) here.
*99% of the 2017 surveyed ATM delegates agreed that the conference provided excellent professional development
98% said there was a good selection of sessions to choose from, with 96% agreeing that the conference was good value for money
Feedback for the MA conferences
For all teachers of mathematics and those who support mathematics education: 'Inspirational - recharging, empowering, wonderful CPD and such fun...' (Conference 2016)
And the best bits are:
Some of the 2017 ATM 'Favourite things about conference?' responses:
Meeting like minded people and a number of excellent seminars.