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.