The Maths Hubs programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 34 hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college. It’s a way to harness all maths leadership and expertise within an area, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of pupils and students. The programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated centrally by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).
The Hubs collaborate as a national group, pooling experience, expertise and ideas as a network. They meet once a term at the National Maths Hubs Forum. This is a new way of fast-tracking current, school-based practice and research to an environment where national policy objectives can be explored and new ideas formulated.
The MA has been pleased to support the Maths Hubs initiative by giving each Maths Hub complimentary membership for a limited time to help enhance best mathematical practice.
The schools the MA is associated with can be found here.
Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups (TRGs)
We are now looking to recruit approx 72 schools from across the Hub to participate in Primary Mathematics Teacher Research Groups during 2018-2020, working alongside primary Mastery Specialists. This will be the third year of this very successful programme and offers the opportunity for schools to participate who have not previously been involved in the programme.
The Work Groups are intended for schools who have a commitment to using teaching for Mastery approaches for mathematics, and schools should have the capacity to engage in significant development work during 2018-20.Grants are available to support each school's involvement. Please look on the East Midlands South Maths Hub website for more information, and for the application form. http://www.emsmathshub.org.uk/workgroups/ The closing date is 5pm on Friday 11th May 2018.
Events run by others :
'Playing for real' show - for yrs 9 and 10 run by Maths Inspiration, with Rob Eastaway, Ben Sparks and Helen Pilcher. These two events will be held at Leicester Curve Theatre on 25th June 2018 (10 am -noon and 1 pm - 3 pm). Tickets £9 each (teachers go free). Please follow the link for further information. http://www.mathsinspiration.com/events/?id=71
'Practising Mathematics - Developing the Mathematician as Well as the Mathematics'
East Midlands Joint MA/ATM Branch session: Saturday 30th June 9:00am-12:15pm .
Dave Hewitt and Tom Francome offer a session entitled: Practising Mathematics. It offers a wide selection of ideas for practising the content of the upper primary and secondary mathematics curriculum. This session aims to develop the reasoning and problem solving skills which are vital for success in school and beyond. Follow the link for more information: https://goo.gl/NnULr5
London Mathematics Society (LMS) Popular Lectures 2018
LONDON (King’s College London, Bush House)
4 July 2018 Starts 19:00, ends 9.30 pm. Refreshments and free admission. Register by 28.6.18
BIRMINGHAM (University of Birmingham)
19 September Starts 18:30, ends 9.00 pm. Refreshments and free admission. Register by 13.9.18
Katie Steckles Maths's Greatest Unsolved Puzzles;
Jennifer Rogers (University of Oxford) Risky Business
For more information and to register online for both events go towww.lms.ac.uk/events/popular-lectures
Links to interesting information:
Affintiy TSA has produced a Podcast about Teaching for Mastery and the experience of a teacher who is a Mastery specialist in a school affiliated to Affinity.
https://goo.gl/y89Tgz 'Maths mastery'