Aims and Guiding Principles

Aims of ATM

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics aims to support the teaching and learning of mathematics by:

  • encouraging increased understanding and enjoyment of mathematics
  • encouraging increased understanding of how people learn mathematics
  • encouraging the sharing and evaluation of teaching and learning strategies and practices
  • promoting the exploration of new ideas and possibilities
  • initiating and contributing to discussion of and developments in mathematics education at all levels

Guiding Principles 

The ability to operate mathematically is an aspect of human functioning which is as universal as language itself. Attention needs constantly to be drawn to this fact. Any possibility of intimidating with mathematical expertise is to be avoided.

The power to learn rests with the learner. Teaching has a subordinate role. The teacher has a duty to seek out ways to engage the power of the learner.

It is important to examine critically approaches to teaching and to explore new possibilities, whether deriving from research, from technological developments or from the imaginative and insightful ideas of others.

Teaching and learning are cooperative activities. Encouraging a questioning approach and giving due attention to the ideas of others are attitudes to be encouraged. Influence is best sought by building networks of contacts in professional circles.

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ATM-MA Birmingham Branch Meeting

11/03/2017 10:00 - 13:00 View

Saturday 11 March 2017 Venue: Room G39, School of Education, University of Birmingham. The Symbols and the Symbolised - Pete Griffin (NCETM)

ATM - MA Meridian Branch Meeting

11/03/2017 09:30 - 12:30 View

Saturday 11 March 2017 - 9:30 to 12:30 Venue: Abbey Gardens Hall at The Abbey Gardens Christchurch Gardens Reading Berkshire RG2 7AH Words and Their Wonderful Ways - Peter Neumann

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Singapore Branch Meeting

15/03/2017 16:30 - 18:00 View

Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 16:30 to 18:00 Tasks that Elicit Discussion Venue: Cafe Level 3 - Junior School Tower Block - Tangling Trust School - Singapore 139299 (Come in through Gate C and follow the signage)

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ATM - MA - London Branch Meeting

18/03/2017 10:00 - 12:30 View

Saturday 18th March - 10:00 to 12:30 The Underground Maths Programme Venue: Room 802 UCL/IOE Bedford Way

ATM - Greater Manchester Branch Meeting

18/03/2017 10:30 - 12:30 View

Saturday 18th March 2017 10:30 to 12:30 Venue: B4.3 Ellen Wilkinson Building at the University of Manchester Anne Haworth will lead a session on Imagery, drawing on the ATM publication.

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Hong Kong Branch Meeting

27/03/2017 View

Monday 27th March 2017 Venue: Island School, Borrett Road - Hong Kong Title and Speakers to be announced

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ATM - Avon Branch Meeting

29/03/2017 17:15 - 18:45 View

Wednesday 29 March 2017 17:15 to 18:45 Venue: Room 3.13, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA Problem Solving Skills - across Key Stages 1 to 5 - An opportunity to engage in a variety of tasks and strategies for developing problem solving skills

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