The Primary Subcommittee (Subcommittee 121) of Teaching Committee was established on 9th October 1999 to support teachers and the teaching of mathematics in primary education.
We are now a joint group with ATM and we meet once a term, usually in London, with some email communication conducted in between face-to-face meetings. Our meetings are enjoyable opportunities to discuss issues of current interest. In addition, we meet at conference where we hold an open meeting for all those interested in primary issues.
Members of the group come from all over England and comprise a variety of roles in primary mathematics education, for example classroom teachers, ASTs, advisors, independent consultants, researchers, teacher educators, members of primary school senior management team, etc.
The role of the group is to:
Any member of MA or ATM who has a passion for the teaching and learning of primary mathematics is welcome to join. Please contact the Chair for further information.
Chair: Alison Borthwick
Treasurer: Linda Glithro
For more information, please contact the Chair of the subcommittee.
The PMC is a nationwide challenge for pupils who want to get involved in some interesting and stimulating mathematics. Aimed at the top 60% of pupils in Years 5 and 6 England and Wales, P6 and P7 in Scotland, and Years 6 and 7 in Northern Ireland, the PMC is taken by tens of thousands of children each year.