Training and Events

The MA is an accredited NCETM mathematics CPD provider.


Annual Conference 2017

7 April 2017 - 9 April 2017


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Common Denominators: connections within and beyond mathematics.

at Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey

Teach the new curricula with confidence
Primary Special Saturday 8 April
Teaching maths with technology strand
New A Level strand

Plenary Speakers

Geometry for all through paper folding

Solving outside the box: creativity in problem solving

David Acheson and Ben Sparks
A mixture of maths and live music, in which David and Ben will attempt to explore their common denominators.



PRIMARY PLENARY Debbie Morgan (NCETM)      
What is mastery, why does it matter, and what are teachers doing where its working well?

Excellent 2017 speakers and sessions

Liz Meenan, Jennie Golding, David Acheson, Adam McBride, Ben Sparks, Chris Pritchard, Chris Budd, Peter Neumann, Margaret Brown, Sidney Tyrell, Andrew Taylor, Mike McIvor, Fiona Allan, Kevin Lord, Mick Blaylock, Rachael Horsman, Fran Watson, Peter Ransom, Liz Russel, Jeremy Hodgen, Colin Foster, Kathryn Greenhalgh, Gerry Leversha, Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Charlotte Thompson, Julia Smith, Jim Simons, Ems Lords, Stella Dudzic, William Hornsby, Lisa Pollard, Stephen Britton, Chris Sangwin, Darren Macey, Oliver Thompson, Lucy Rycroft-Smith, Nicola Bretscher, Richard Lissaman, Mark Dawes, Joyce Brown, Douglas Butler, Tom Roper, Peter Wright, Pete Sides, Keith Profitt, Lizzie Kimber, Kate Crozier, Jennie Pennant, Robert Barbour, Simon Mazumder, Maths No Problem, Inspire Maths, Graham Griffiths, Jo Lees, Ruth Bull, Rose Griffiths, Sue Gifford, Mel Muldowney, Jo Lees, Pietro Tozzi, Rob Eastaway.

Florence Nightingale will be on-hand on the first afternoon to give you a tour of the breath-taking Founder's Building and nearby woodland.  She will recount a little of the history of Royal Holloway and Bedford College, explain her interest in mathematics and statistics and tell you about her contribution to education in general.

MEI, in conjunction with the MA, will be offering a one-day OCR (MEI) AS/A level Further Mathematics strand of relevance to all on Sunday, 9th April 2017.  These sessions are incorporated into the main MA Conference programme. MEI sessions are designed to complement each other but will stand alone.


Past conference delegates say...

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:
"The networking & time to do this in - it is very much a people experience."
"I liked everything very much."
"Meeting other teachers."
"Ideas I will use in my classroom immediately."
"Applicability to teaching and enthusiastic delivery."


Lindsay from Yorkshire wrote "On return to school I was asked if I would go to the MA conference again and I can say I most definitely would. The conference has allowed me to meet a vast array of people who have, between them, an abundance of knowledge. I have been very much inspired by each of the speakers and by the delegates I met whilst there." - (Conference 2016)

Delegate Fees


Registration type




   Delegate Fees     

Full conference resident Ensuite     £440
Full conference resident Standard     £390
Full conference non-resident     £250
Full conference resident 1st Student/NQT     £340
Full conference 2nd Student/NQT when booked with 1st     £300
Full conference non-resident Student/NQT     £250
Single 1 day Sat     £170
Single 1 day Sun     £170
Saturday evening day rate supplement for reception, dinner     £25
Multiple Delegates Discount (4 or more booked) each person     £25


£75 bursaries are available for Personal MA Members booking a full conference resident place who are either attending the Annual Conference for the first time or who are in their first five-years of teaching.

£45 bursaries are available for Personal MA Members booking a full conference non-resident place who are either attending the Annual Conference for the first time or who are in their first five-years of teaching.

Multiple Delegate Discount of £25 per delegate can ONLY be applied when 4 OR MORE delegates are booked at one time.  To take advantage of this option, email the conference team MA office direct.

If you want to pay your fee (for amounts of £200 or over) in two instalments each one month apart, email the conference team MA office direct.

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MA Bookstall

The MA bookstand will be open throughout the conference, giving an opportunity to view and buy MA materials at conference prices.

Publishers' Exhibition

A range of publishers and educational suppliers will be exhibiting on the second and third days.

Exhibition space fully booked.

If you want to include an insert into the delegate bag, email



Sponsors and Exhibitors

Oxford University Press


Haese Mathematics


Cambridge University Press
Casio Electronics
Complete Mathematics
Education Development Trust
Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP)
Harper Collins Publishers
Hodder Education
Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)
Maths No Problem
Morph PR and Marketing
NumberGym Software
Primary Mathematics Challenge
Propeller Education
SAGE Publishing
Science Studio

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A flavour of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Conferences




What the delegates say...



2016 Annual Conference