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We can be lured into thinking that the symbols we use in mathematics are the mathematics itself.

11 June 2020

If you take an equation involving variables x and y, you can draw a graph of its solutions: they form a plane curve. If you have two such equations, you have two curves, and you can ask how many .....

1 April 2020

In this workshop Charlie Gilderdale from NRICH will select some of his favourite problems and show how they can be used to introduce students to mathematical reasoning ....

28 March 2020

In this highly practical session, members of the NRICH team will introduce some of their latest rich mathematical resources alongside classroom practitioners who will share their insights into maximis

11 February 2020

The Rosetta Stone changed our understanding of Ancient Egypt completely. But what could it possibly have to do with maths, and specifically how children learn it?

25 January 2020

The Visible Maths Pedagogy participatory action research project is a collaboration between Alba Fejzo and Tiago Carvalho and Dr. Pete Wright

25 January 2020

Suitable for students in Y9-Y13, this is a talk about many aspects of area, but not the aspects found in textbooks!

3 December 2019

This session will highlight the importance of having multiple ways of making sense of a mathematical idea, and explore some particular mathematical ideas.

28 November 2019

Looking at the use of manipulatives at KS2 & KS3/4

25 November 2019

The aim of this meeting is to bring educators from around South Yorkshire together to share ideas and challenge thinking on how mathematics can transform lives in people of different ages.

20 November 2019

Algebradabra is a recently published book that aims to take a fresh look at school algebra. The tasks are intended to help students make sense of school algebra

16 November 2019

The Collaborative Lesson Research CLR is an independent group of educators with an objective to improve student learning and teaching practices through collaborative action research in classrooms.

7 November 2019

In this talk, MA President Ems Lord will explore the ways in which mathematicians make positive contributions towards our communities.

25 September 2019

The convenience and speed of calculators has led us to believe that a number is only right when it is quoted to several decimal places. But maths is not always about getting precisely the right answer

21 September 2019

Equals online is a free magazine designed to support and inspire practitioners that work with students who find learning mathematics challenging.

29 June 2019

This session will also include a meeting of the MA Teaching Committee, which plays an important role by giving a voice to teachers

29 June 2019

We can be lured into thinking that the symbols we use in mathematics are the mathematics itself. Suitable for teachers of mathematics from upper primary or secondary schools.

26 June 2019

Some things you might need to know when applying to do maths at university

20 June 2019

Mike is passionate about making mathematics accessible, interesting and enjoyable to those he teaches so prepare for a hands on session to end the year!

10 June 2019

Members of the YBMA have ten minute slots to show some mathematics that they find particularly interesting.

8 June 2019

Looking at some problems and some teaching contexts where heuristics have been used to develop deeper mathematical understanding.

18 May 2019

This session will entail Jonny Griffiths leading us through a selection of his latest Risps Rich Starting Points

11 May 2019

Variation theory is much talked about and often misunderstood. Come and discuss what it is and ways of incorporating it into classroom practice.

19 March 2019

MEDIAN is a large collection of classroom tasks that promote thinking and sense-making.

16 March 2019

Study day for teachers

9 March 2019

Solving problems the fun way. Prizes for participants with the highest scores.

4 March 2019

The Pop Maths Quiz is a TEAM competition that runs a bit like a pub quiz but without any alcohol!

2 March 2019

Pricing car insurance is a complex mathematical problem; it accounts for the likelihood of having a future accident/claim.

13 February 2019

In early 2018, Dietmar started posting sets of algebra tasks on Twitter to help students make sense of school algebra by focussing on structure and the ‘purpose and utility' of algebra.

6 February 2019

Our presenters will talk about the planning, teaching and curriculum in Shanghai and getting us to do some Shanghai mathematics!

24 January 2019

Two 1 hour workshops, the first looking at the topic of Indices, the second looking at how teachers can ask deeper questions to enable teachers to uncover misconceptions.

19 January 2019

CHRISTMAS LECTURE sponsored by Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool

13 December 2018

Suitable for students in Y9-Y13, this is a talk about many aspects of area, but not the aspects found in textbooks!

4 December 2018

We are thrilled to welcome Mike Ollerton back down to London. As always you are guaranteed to come away from one of Mike's sessions having thought deeply about many areas of mathematics.

24 November 2018

A repeat of our very popular session last year in which local teachers and researchers invite us to share, question and comment on the findings of their latest research.

15 November 2018

Looking at how a Concrete Pictorial Abstract approach can be used to support and challenge school students of all ages.

18 October 2018

John Mason invites participants to consider that a lesson without opportunity to generalise mathematically, is not a Mathematics Lesson.

15 October 2018

Quantum computing is the new buzzword -- Richard Pinch has been looking into what computers will look like after quantum tech arrives and what newer ideas are still on the drawing board.

11 October 2018

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.

6 October 2018

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers of mathematics.

26 September 2018

Practising Mathematics offers a wide selection of ideas for practising the content of the upper primary and secondary mathematics curriculum.

30 June 2018

Join us for a Mathematical Games Extravaganza led by the Cambridge Maths team

14 June 2018

A chance to have a look at some of Jane Turnball's stamp and other related philatelic items collection which tells a history of mathematics.

9 June 2018

Exciting opportunity to bring educators from around South Yorkshire together to share ideas and challenge thinking on how mathematics can transform lives in people of different ages.

23 May 2018

MA Annual Conference 2018 joins with British Congress of Mathematics Education for BCME9

3 April 2018 - 6 April 2018

A local Teach Meet for anyone who teaches maths: primary, secondary, post-16

22 March 2018

The big increase in computing power over recent years has made it possible to routinely record large volumes of information about our daily lives and especially our health.

21 March 2018

A study day for teachers made up of morning and afternoon sessions

10 March 2018

The speaker will be bringing some resources she uses in the classroom and then we're asking everyone to share some resources that they have created/adapted.

10 March 2018

Nrich is producing new resources that will encourage curiosity in mathematics.

3 March 2018

Jonathan demystifies gyroscopes and rotational dynamics, showing why pigs and boomerangs fly in circles. An interactive session with counter intuitive demos

1 March 2018

The presenter for this session will be Don Steward

24 February 2018

In this talk, Tom Roper considers how other subjects make use of shape and space.

22 February 2018

‘Practice makes perfect' – well it is not that simple; yet students do need to practise skills within each topic they learn – developing fluency is an important part of mathematics education.

10 February 2018

Part of the LivMS Popular Lectures Programme 2017-18

18 December 2017

If you are concerned about getting your students to grade 5 or indeed grade 9, then you will know that getting them reasoning as early as possible is the answer.

9 December 2017

Hands-on session; Caroline Ainsworth will explore and demonstrate the ways in which she uses Cuisenaire Rods as a consistent image to develop children's understanding of the structure of mathematics.

1 November 2017

2016 saw the RHS Chelsea Flower Show feature a Mathematics Garden and whilst I didn't go and see it, the articles about it that I read caused me to explore a little.

11 October 2017

Driving is a risky business! LivMS Popular Lectures Programme 2017-18

11 October 2017

According to a statistic that I just made up, only 1% of school leavers can square the number 29 in their head. Well why would they need to? They have a calculator to do that.

7 October 2017

This practical session covers how bar modelling can be a powerful tool for revealing the structure of problems.

7 October 2017

Participants will be invited to work on tasks which focus on scaling, because it is the core idea behind multiplication the sooner children encounter scaling, the better.

5 October 2017

Keynote Speaker Tom Roper

30 September 2017

Part of the programme for the Academic Year 2017–18

27 September 2017

A short historical introduction; intriguing problems; paired work; making an old mathematical instrument based on ratio and some geometry;

21 June 2017

A local teach meet for anyone who teaches maths - primary, secondary, post-16.

15 June 2017

This session will be a sharing of one of our favourite lessons. Gary is a primary maths coordinator and SLE, and Ben is a secondary mathematics teacher and blogger mathwithbaddrawings.com.

15 June 2017

Following the publication of Chris's book 'A Square Peg in a Round Hole', the search for further ideas in teaching area goes on.

10 June 2017

Common Denominators: connections within and beyond mathematics

7 April 2017 - 9 April 2017

A local Teach Meet for anyone who teaches maths: primary, secondary, post 16.

22 March 2017

Underground Mathematics provides free web-based resources that support the teaching and learning of post-16 mathematics.

18 March 2017

Since the beginning of time, people have wanted to be able to communicate in a way that prevents anyone besides the intended recipient from reading the message.

16 March 2017

Binary numbers and their kin turn up in a variety of situations in elementary mathematics.

15 March 2017

We can be lured into thinking that the symbols we use in mathematics are the mathematics itself.

11 March 2017

How to develop problem solving strategies in the classroom by developing the teachers and supporting them with PD and resources.

11 March 2017

Peter has a variety of informative and entertaining topics which he can focus his session on.

11 March 2017

One of the great joys of teaching mathematics is what we can learn from those we ‘teach'. Join me in exploring some intriguing, humbling and sometimes wacky lessons from my own students.

8 February 2017

Come and try out a variety of activities designed to engage pupils in their learning,

4 February 2017

How can learning mathematics help bring about a fairer society? How might a focus on equity effect the way we teach mathematics?

4 February 2017

Decorative art in the Islamic world often takes the form of geometric patterns that exhibit interesting symmetries.

2 February 2017

This talk starts with some seductively obvious patterns that seem successfully to predict the future, but then goes on to show that not all patterns are trustworthy.

19 December 2016

Participants will be invited to engage in some mathematical tasks and then to consider the pedagogic choices in their design, and implications for their use in classrooms.

10 December 2016

A sociable evening of brain-frazzling questions, quirky mathematical prizes, seasonal food and drink.

1 December 2016

Fun masterclass maths for primary and secondary teachers, with lots of ideas for the end of term lessons.

1 December 2016

Possibly the best Primary Professional Development Day for the fifth year running!

12 November 2016

In delivering a curriculum with an emphasis on problem solving, creativity and developing robus knowledge and technical skills, paper folding offers a practical solution.

12 November 2016

A chance to follow the history of mathematics from prehistoric times to the modern day illustrated with postage stamps from around the world.

8 November 2016

A one-day PD event for all those who will be involved in teaching mechanics in the sixth form from September 2017 onwards.

29 October 2016

This problem makes an excellent resource for the classroom. It is very rich in mathematical ideas. I have used different versions of it for school pupils from Year 6 upwards....

4 October 2016

For our session he will be working with us on some of the Rich Starting Points Risps developed for A level students. Some ideas of interest to those teaching KS4 and KS3

3 October 2016

Thinking is at the heart of Mathematics and so assessment of thinking is at the heart of assessment in Mathematics.

21 September 2016

Keynote Speaker Jennie Golding

3 September 2016

This session will be a sharing of each of our favourite lessons. Peter, primary, and Karen, secondary, teachers will share one of their favourite lessons.

23 June 2016

Maths Jam on Toast. We would like people to bring a puzzle to share.

21 June 2016

This session will be designed to instil a lasting curiosity for mathematics, it will start by exploring the world using Google Earth.

15 June 2016

A local Teach Meet for anyone who teaches maths: primary, secondary, post 16.

14 June 2016

Members of the branch have 10 minute slots to show us some mathematics that they find particularly interesting.

11 June 2016

The Presidential Lecture 'Mathematics for a Healthier and Safer Society' will follow the AGM

18 May 2016

The Mathematics Programmes of Study have the stated aims of developing fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving....

3 May 2016

Stimulated by an article from MT247 the ATM journal by Anne Watson on the role of sequences in the National Curriculum

22 March 2016

MA and ATM have many excellent publications. I will focus on two from each association and invite you to engage in some of the activities included within

19 March 2016

NRICH developments and the new Wildmaths Project

16 March 2016

Emily says: I'm a composer. I write music and I like to take inspiration for my music from mathematics....

10 February 2016

Paul Radley will tell us ‘why games theory tells us you should have been nice!’

26 January 2016

A chance to find out what's different about maths teaching in Shanghai.

19 November 2015

Sending Secret Messages and Sending Correct Messages

19 November 2015

invitation to all teachers of mathematics, primary and secondary, to our fun, free session to celebrate...

14 November 2015 - 15 November 2015

Getting Learners to Make Use of Their Natural Powers

14 November 2015

Teaching More by Teaching Less; Getting Learners to Make Use of Their Natural Powers.

12 November 2015

Mathematics mastery; a means to an end?

7 November 2015

Advances in computing power means it's now possible to use statistics to unravel the complexity of weather and climate change.

3 November 2015

Straight lines can be use to create many interesting mathematical curves....

17 October 2015

How can mathematics be used to understand antibiotic resistance, track the dynamics of bacterial infections or even develop new drugs to tackle disease?

14 October 2015

A social constructivist approach to using lesson observation as CPD

24 September 2015

Évariste Galois died aged 20 in 1832, shot in a mysterious early morning duel in Paris....

24 September 2015

The AGM will be followed by a committee meeting

16 September 2015

Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Meenan - Around the world in 80 Tiles

5 September 2015

Faculty of Education, Hills Road, Cambridge. 4.30 pm tea for 5 pm start

18 June 2015

List of previous Cambridge events March 2014 to June 2015

26 March 2014 - 18 June 2015

Joint MA/ATM East Midlands Branch meeting

9 May 2015

Information on past Annual Conferences 2015 - 1999 is available here

6 April 1999 - 10 April 2015

It's raining, it's pouring, are statistics falling?

18 March 2015

Events archive 2011 to 2014

17 September 2011 - 6 September 2014

The connections between art and mathematics

14 June 2014

How can we focus teaching, learning and assessment in maths onto developing mathematical understanding, reasoning and problem solving skills, rather than on learning how to answer exam questions?

13 March 2014

A flavour of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Conferences

What the delegates say...

2016 Annual Conference