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Sat 15 Mar 2014 • 09:30-12:30
Using ICT to enhance the teaching of mathematics
A fantastic opportunity to attend a range of ICT in maths workshops. The exact details will be confirmed in the New Year.
Meetings venueAmery Hill School, Amery Hill, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2BZ
Cost is £5 at the door for refreshments and immediate expenses. Please contact Alison Eves or telephone 0118 378 5939 to book a place.
Sat 16 Nov 2013 • 09:30-12:30
Maths Swap Shop
Show your favourite project starter, activity, piece of software or worksheet and participate in other people's followed by:
Reading Maths Trail
See the collection of questions we wrote when we walked around Reading in June, and help us refine our Trail.
Tue 25 Jun 2013 • 16:30
Making a Maths Walk around Reading
We are meeting to explore the possibility of making a maths trail/walk around Reading.The plan is to split into groups, head out and investigate, return for chat/debrief/drink/food. The Trail should appeal to all age groups so we need ideas from lots of different people/teachers of different age groups. Please email Alison to register your interest.
This is a follow up to the March meeting, where we were lucky enough to hear from Garrod Musto. He told us about the maths trail that he was involved in setting up around Bath. I have attached the pdf of the booklet they produced. Reading might not be as obviously picturesque as Bath, but I am sure we will find lots to interest us, our pupils and visitors. The Institute of Mathematics and its applications (IMA) celebrates its 50th birthday in 2014, and hopes to have 50 maths trails as part of that celebration. It would be great if Meridian branch could be involved with this initiative.
You are very welcome to come to the meeting in June, whether you were at the March meeting or not. If nothing else it will be an interesting walk around with like minded people, and the opportunity to chat and exchange ideas generally.
We are meeting at the Wetherspoons pub The Hope Tap (99-105 Friar Street in Reading town centre) http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-hope-tap at 16:30. The plan is to split into groups, head out and investigate, return for chat/debrief/drink/food. The Trail should appeal to all age groups so we need ideas from lots of different people/teachers of different age groups.
If you think you might come along, please register your interest by sending me an email. Then I can let you know if any arrangements change.
Sat 16 Mar 2013 • 09:30 - 12:30 (coffee from 09:00)
Garrod Musto • Trail Blazing Maths
Hear the experiences of ATM members who teamed up with the local IMA branch in Bath to create a maths trail around the city (with the help of Dr Maths Mr Steve Humble)
Discover just how easy it is to blaze your own trail.
Take away a rich series of resources for you to have a go.
(Crop) Circle Theorems
Explore the books of Euclid’s Elements that focus on the geometry of circles.
Use the phenomenon of crop circles to demonstrate shape and measure work.
Take away a number of very useful outcomes for the classroom, and learn how to make crop circles in the playground.
Suitable for KS2 and KS3 and KS4.
Sat 17 Nov 2012 • 09:30-12:30
Fortifying France: Les villes de Vauban
Presented by the Marquis de Vauban (aka Peter Ransom), a 17th century Marshal of France in period costume.
Geometry of fortification based on an 18th century French mathematics book.
Opportunities for creative work.
Many worksheets to take away, answers, CD ROMs of all the materials (and much more) for those present and full teacher notes.
Suitable for the KS2 and 3 classrooms
Patterns, pizza and playing the guitar
Sat 12 Nov 2011 • 09:30-12:30 (coffee from 09:00)
Led by David Acheson: author of ‘1089 and All That’
Why are patterns so important? Does pizza have a place in serious mathematics? And what has all this got to do with playing the guitar? To find out, we take an off-beat look at some of the most important ideas in mathematics, and how they may be communicated at any level.
The ubiquitous isosceles triangle
Sat 19 Mar 2011 • 09:30-12:30 (coffee from 09:00)
Led by Pat Perks and Steph Prestage of the University of Birmingham.
Steph and Pat have for many years devised creative ideas aimed at bringing mathematical concepts to life in fun and active ways. This session will explore geometry with and from the isosceles triangle, guaranteed to inspire teachers in KS2-3 with ideas which can be taken straight into the classroom.
Developing mathematical concepts
14 Nov 09 • 09:30-12:40
Meeting with Malcolm Swan.
Professor Malcolm Swan will lead interactive sessions for primary and secondary colleagues separately modelling group activities that encourage pupils to classify, define, compare, formulate and simplify. Also, there will be a ‘swap shop’ for colleagues to share their favourite ideas for classroom activities.